Pink Summons in Manhattan
If you received a notice to appear summons (which is usually a pink ticket) for criminal court in Manhattan (also known as New York County) then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Greco Neyland, PC. The vast majority of pink summons are issued by officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD).
With offices in Manhattan, we are conveniently located to help you fight the case so that you can avoid a criminal record and resolve the case for the best possible terms.
Although it looks like a ticket, many of these pink summons (sometimes called the Part AR2) are issued for criminal offenses that come with criminal penalties and can result in a criminal record. Resolving the case is not a good do-it-yourself project. If you miss the court date for any reason, the court is likely to issue a bench warrant for failure to appear in Manhattan. Hiring an attorney early in the case helps you make sure that nothing goes wrong when resolving the case.
Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal ACD in Manhattan
To avoid a conviction, many of these cases are resolved with an ACD (Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal) in Manhattan. The ACD allows the case to be completely dismissed after one year without any finding of guilt.
It is particularly important to fight the case if you are not a United States Citizen because any criminal case as to be reported and can impact your ability to gain legal status to stay in the country or become a U.S. citizen.
New York, NY 10001
Manhattan Clerk of Court: (646) 386-4869
Beginning on February 12, 2016, the Summons Courtrooms for all of Manhattan and Brooklyn have moved to a different location. To get to the courtroom you should use the entrance at 50 Lafayette Street.
The New York (Manhattan) Criminal Court has 2 locations approximately three blocks south of Canal Street. The Supervising Judge is the Honorable Tamiko A. Amaker. The first location is the Criminal Court building at 100 Centre Street is one block from Worth Street near Leonard Street & Franklin Street. The Criminal Court building at 346 Broadway is between Worth Street & Leonard Street.
For public transportation options, take the No. 4 or 5 train to the Brooklyn Bridge Station. You can also take the C, N, R, 6 train to Canal Street. Or take then 1 train to Franklin Street. If you are taking the bus, take the 1, 6 or 15 bus line.
Arraignments [for cases not including Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs)] are heard either Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. or Thursday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The phone number for the Summons Clerk’s Office is (646) 386-4869.
For Desk Appearance Tickets (DATs) are heard Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except holidays. For general information call (646) 386-4511.
Attorney for a Pink Summons in Manhattan
If you were issued a notice to appear in court in Manhattan, then contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss the case. We can explain to you the charge, possible defenses, the typical outcome, and ways to fight the case for a better outcome. If a warrant has been issued for your failure to appear, it is particularly important to contact us quickly. Don’t face the judge alone. Let us put our experience to work for you.
We help clients fight misdemeanor cases after being issued a pink summons in Manhattan and the other boroughs in New York City. Call today for a free consultation. Call (212) 951-1300 to talk directly with an attorney.
This article was last updated on Saturday, May 29, 2016.