Justice Court

The Town Court is a part of the Unified Court System of New York State and has both criminal and civil adjudication powers in cases of original jurisdiction. Jury and non-jury trials are held in the Town Courtroom. Town Justices are elected to four-year terms. In criminal proceedings, the Judges:
  • Arraign defendants
  • Hold felony and other preliminary hearings
  • Issue orders of protection
  • Sentence defendants
  • Set bail
Town Justices also serve as acting Family Court Judges when Family Court is not in session. The Court Clerk is responsible for maintaining all court-related records.