New York State Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the State of New York is the trial-level court of general jurisdiction in the New York State Unified Court System. (Its Appellate Division is also the highest intermediate appellate court.) It is vested with unlimited civil and criminal jurisdiction, although outside New York City it acts primarily as a court of civil jurisdiction, with most criminal matters handled in County Court. There is a branch of the New York Supreme Court in each of New York's 62 counties. Unlike in most other states, the Supreme Court is a trial court and is not the highest court in the state. The highest court of the State of New York is the Court of Appeals.
Posts about New York State Supreme Court
  • Original Notes and Loan Papers: What Does a Lender Need to Foreclose?

    … of the promissory note but need not show possession of the mortgage itself. So the question remains, how does a plaintiff “show possession” of the promissory note? Does the original need to be produced? Possession of the Original Promissory Note in New York In accordance with the common law “best evidence rule,” a party seeking to prove the disputed…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 12 readers -
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors: How Are They Different?

    … being charged with any crime, it’s important to talk to a lawyer. Dealing with Felony and Misdemeanor Charges No matter what kind of crime a person is charged with, it’s always possible to fight for a reduced sentence. Felony assault charges? A lawyer can fight to get them reduced to misdemeanor charges. Misdemeanor drug charges? A lawyer can try…

    Law Office of James Alston- 15 readers -