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?

    … be relatively minor. For example, armed robbery is a felony while petty theft is usually a misdemeanor. In some cases, crimes can be upgraded or downgraded based on the circumstances of the crime. This means that a misdemeanor crime can become a felony offense and vice-versa. A misdemeanor might be upgraded to a felony if the crime is a repeat…

    Law Office of James Alston- 15 readers -