Criminal Defense Blog NYC

FAQ's: I-Cards

Posted on June 3, 2019

What's an "I-Card"?

An "I-card” is a notification created by a New York City police officer. An i-card names a particular person as the “subject” of a police investigation.

The subject of an i-card is "wanted" by police. The subject could be:

  • A person who police intend to arrest.
  • A “person of interest” who police want to question, either as a "suspect" or as a "witness".

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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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