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Nassau and Suffolk Counties

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Official Court Information from Suffolk County

Criminal District Court

All non-essential matters are administratively adjourned due to the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (for defendants not in custody and for civil matters) or on or after April 15,2020 (for defendants in custody).

Essential Matters shall include arraignments, applications for orders of Protection.

Superior Court Criminal Cases

Any trial in which jeopardy has attached will continue. All non-essential matters are administratively adjourned due to the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (for defendants not in custody) or on or after April 15, 2020 (for defendants in custody).

Essential Matters includes arraignments, new and/or extended Orders of Protection and any other matters determined to be essential by the Assigned Judge or Designated Judge in consultation with the Administrative Judge.

Currently seated Grand Juries may continue until the expiration of their terms. Thereafter, the District Attorney may make application to the Administrative Judge for the impaneling of a new Grand Jury.

All Temporary Orders of Protection shall be extended 90 days, by a designated Superior Court Criminal Judge, unless further emergency application is made.

Family Court

All non-essential matters are administratively adjourned due to the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (to be determined by the Assigned or Designated Judge -

Essential Matters shall be defined as urgent Juvenile Delinquency proceedings, Child Protective Proceedings where there is an imminent risk of harm to a child, Family Offense matters, emergency support matters.

All Temporary Orders of Protection shall be extended 90 days, by a designated Family Court Judge, unless further emergency application is made.

Town and Village Courts

All non-essential matters are administratively adjourned due to the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus medical crisis until a date on or after April 30, 2020 (for defendants not in custody and for civil matters) or on or after April 15,2020 (for defendants in custody).

Essential Town and Village Matters include arraignments and applications for Orders of Protection.

Immediate Arraignments that occur during regular business hours shall occur at Cohalan Court Complex, Central Islip by the designated Superior Court Criminal Judge.

After hours or weekend arraignments shall be heard in the Town or Village Court with the original jurisdiction.

Temporary Orders of Protection may be extended for 90 days at the discretion of the Town or Village Court Judge with jurisdiction without a further appearance.

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