Cortlandt Town Court Information for People Answering Criminal Charges

When someone is arrested in Cortlandt, and if he is not simply given a desk appearance ticket to appear at court in the future, that person may be held for arraignment (first appearance).

A judge at the Cortlandt Courthouse will preside over the criminal court arraignment. At the arraignment, the judge will decide whether to set bail. Bail is an amount of money that must be posted with Westchester County before a person will be released. If you have cash at Court when bail is set, you can post it there. If you don't have bail money immediately in cash, you will need to post it at the Westchester County Jail. At the jail, you can pay in cash or (within limits) by credit card.

Generally, the arraignment will happen in Cortlandt within 24 hours of the arrest. If possible, arrangements should be made to obtain a criminal defense lawyer for the arrest process in Cortlandt.

Criminal Defense

The information in this website is provided by the Westchester Criminal Defense Law Firm Shalley and Murray. If you have any questions about a Cortlandt criminal case or a criminal case anywhere else in Westchester, call us at 914-276-2585. We can speak over the phone or we can schedule your free consultation at your convenience.

We have been defending people accused of crimes in New York since 1990. Whether the case involves simple marijuana possession, driving while intoxicated, assault, or something more serious, we can help. Call now to speak with a criminal defense lawyer right away about a Cortlandt criminal case, or any case in Westchester County, Putnam County, or New York City. Be aware that a case that starts out in Cortlandt Criminal Court can be transferred to County Court in White Plains for prosecution if it is a felony or domestic violence accusation. For more information on what to do about criminal court matters in Cortlandt, call 914-276-2585.

Court Information



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