Understanding the Arrest to Sentence Process in New York State Court

Posted By Galluzzo & Arnone LLP || 23-Apr-2010

Many recent arrestees facing criminal charges are confused about how the court system will ultimately resolve their cases, or, put differently, what will happen to them. They may also have serious questions about how much time it will take and other general questions concerning the overall process. Generally speaking, a misdemeanor case can take anywhere between two weeks and a year to resolve in Criminal Court. Felonies, on the other hand, have the additional layer of grand jury practice, which can mean additional delays (or shortcuts in some cases) to ultimate resolution. An indicted felony will be sent to Supreme Court and generally take longer to resolve than misdemeanor cases. Please see the below link for a more thorough explanation of the arrest to sentence process in New York.