1. The Laws of New York
  2. Court Acts
  3. Uniform District Court
  4. Article 20: Criminal Jurisdiction and Procedure

Section 2005 Further powers of judges; process and mandates

Uniform District Court Act (UDC)

  The judges of the court shall have the power and jurisdiction to send processes and other mandates in any matter of which they have jurisdiction into any county of the state, for service or execution, as provided by the criminal procedure law; and particularly to compel the attendance of witnesses, to order the conditional examination of witnesses, to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses without the state, to inquire into the sanity of a defendant and to dismiss the prosecution of an action conformably to the provisions of the criminal procedure law, and to punish for criminal contempt a person guilty thereof in the manner and subject to the limitations prescribed for courts of record by the judiciary law. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision two of section 130.40 of the criminal procedure law, a summons returnable in a district court alleging a violation of any state, municipal or local law, regulation, ordinance or rule governing the ownership or conditions of real property or any building, structure, improvement, or conditions thereon located within the jurisdiction of the court may be served anywhere in the state.