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?

    … may be misplaced in the process. Because these original documents prove ownership of the mortgage, and thus the right to initiate the foreclosure process, the rules of evidence in New York State Supreme Court may require production of the original promissory note in order to proceed with foreclosure litigation. Without said note, a borrower…

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

    … offense. A felony might be downgraded as part of a plea deal. What Is a Felony? Sculpture atop New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Madison Square Park by Jeffrey Zeldman / CC BY 2.0 Felonies have a few major characteristics: Jail or prison terms over one year Steep fines Strict probation terms Felonies are the most serious…

    Law Office of James Alston- 15 readers -