In the first of our series highlighting local criminal courts, we focus on New Rochelle City Court. The New Rochelle City Court has jurisdiction over both civil and criminal cases originating within the City of New Rochelle. In the category of criminal law, the New Rochelle criminal court part hears misdemeanors and pre-indictment felonies, including drug possession, unlawful possession of marijuana, robbery, petit larceny, DWI, DWAI, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, and other cases.
The New Rochelle Criminal Court part also hears Vehicle and Traffic offenses such as violations of VTL 511 (Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle) and the Traffic part hears traffic cases such as speeding, red light and stop sign violations.
The New Rochelle City Court is located at 475 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. The Court Offices may be reached at (914) 654-2207. As of the writing of this blog, the three Judges sitting in New Rochelle City Court are the Hon. Preston S. Scher, Hon. John P. Colangelo, and Hon. Gail Rice.