Criminal Defense Blog NYC

Getting Arrested in New York City

Posted on August 22, 2018

What happens when the NYPD arrests you?

From first police contact to Criminal Court arraignment – learn what to do, and what not to do.

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I-Cards, Arrest Warrants, and Bench Warrants

Posted on January 18, 2018

If police inform you that you're named in an "arrest warrant", they might not be telling the truth. Even if they're not, you shouldn't ignore them: they probably have a legal basis to arrest you.

Suspects are often named in “i-cards”, which are issued by police, rather than warrants, which are issued by courts.

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You’re Outside the US – A Bench Warrant Is Waiting in NY

Posted on January 6, 2018

You received a desk appearance ticket for shoplifting in Manhattan.  You flew home to London before your court appearance.  Now a bench warrant awaits you in New York City Criminal Court.

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