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


Section 2009 Venue

Uniform District Court (UDC)

  Charges of misdemeanor may be tried at any place within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. All other charges shall be tried in the judicial district of the court in which the offense is alleged to have been committed. An accused person need not be arraigned or tried before the judge signing or issuing the summons or warrant, but may be arraigned or tried before any judge of the court; provided, however, that whenever trial has been commenced, it shall be continued and concluded by and before the same judge before whom it was commenced, except as hereinbefore provided.