ALBANY CITY COURT, CRIMINAL PART

The office is located in the Albany City Courthouse, specifically in the entrance way of 1 Morton Avenue, Albany New York. The Court itself is generally open from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM on weekdays and open for arraignments only on the weekends.

The Office of the Albany County District Attorney presently has four Assistant District Attorneys assigned to Albany City Court.  There are currently three Judges sitting in Albany City Court and three of the Assistant District Attorneys are assigned to a particular Judge and are responsible for handling that particular Judge’s calendar.  Additionally, there is a Felony Assistant who is responsible for oversight of the other Assistants, Felony Arraignments, and Preliminary Hearings.  Shannon Corbitt currently sits as Bureau Chief and Felony Assistant District Attorney at Albany City Court. 

City Court consists of three courtrooms including Part I in the front courtroom, Part II in the middle courtroom, and Part III in the back courtroom. Each part is generally open in some capacity each weekday. The Judges rotate which Part they are in on a monthly basis and the Assistant District Attorney assigned to them accordingly rotates with them.

While in Part I the Assistant District Attorney covering for the month along with their assigned Judge is responsible for handling Misdemeanor and Violation arraignments related to arrests made by various agencies in the City of Albany occurring that day or the night before, as well as arraignments related to appearance tickets and criminal summons scheduled for that day. Felony arraignments and preliminary hearings are handled by the Felony Assistant and also take place in Part I. Lastly, there are adjourned cases being heard for purposes of plea bargain negotiations or disposition.

While in Part II the Assistant District Attorney covering for the month along with their assigned Judge is responsible for handling adjourned cases as well as Hearings and Trials scheduled during that month. Typically, adjourned cases consist of cases being negotiated for disposition and motion practice if the case is not immediately able to be resolved. Hearings typically consist of suppression hearings granted by the Judge during motion practice. Trials consist of jury trials conducted before a jury for misdemeanors and bench trials for violations.

While in Part III, the Assistant District Attorney covering for the month along with their assigned Judge is responsible for handling adjourned cases as well as Hearings and Trials scheduled during that month. Typically, adjourned cases consist of cases being negotiated for disposition and motion practice if the case is not immediately able to be resolved. Hearings typically consist of suppression hearings granted by the Judge during motion practice. Trials consist of jury trials conducted before a jury for misdemeanors and bench trials for violations.

If you are a crime victim the following resources are available to you at Albany City Court:

Equinox

In Our Own Voices

Albany County Sexual Violence Center

New York State Office of Victim Services

Or please contact the DA's Office Crime Victims Unit:

Crime Victims Unit