Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Cases

The North Salem court has arraignment and preliminary jurisdiction over all felony criminal cases and full jurisdiction over all cases involving misdemeanors, violations and Traffic Infractions. The Office of the Westchester County District Attorney prosecutes all Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law criminal cases.

Family Offense Proceedings

The North Salem Court has concurrent jurisdiction with Family Court over certain offenses committed between members of the same family or household (related by blood or marriage, former spouses, those having a common child or participants of an intimate relationship) such as disorderly conduct, harassment, menacing, reckless endangerment and assault. The Office of the Westchester County District Attorney prosecutes family offenses.