Queens Criminal Lawyer, Scott Limmer, can guide you through every step of the process:
- Finding and questioning witnesses
- Gathering evidence
- Exploring every possible defense
- Preparing and filing court pleadings in the proper Queens County Court
- Zealously representing you in all hearings or proceedings in Queens County
Consult a former Long Island assistant DA
As a former assistant district attorney with more than 20 years’ experience practicing criminal law, Scott Limmer brings decades of expertise and knowledge to bear on your case. He uses that expertise every day, to help protect the rights of those who have been arrested.
Scott Limmer Provides Aggressive and Experienced Representation
If you have been arrested or are under investigation in Queens County, you must have an aggressive, experienced Queens criminal attorney on your side from the start. You cannot just hope for the best outcome, in the face of losing your reputation, your future employment prospects…and maybe even your freedom.
Schedule a free consultation with experienced Queens County defense lawyer Scott J. Limmer without delay.
Scott will be happy to meet with you at his Queens office which is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 300, Kew Gardens, NY 11415.
How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Queens Criminal Lawyer
It is normal to be scared, nervous, and anxious if you are about to meet with a criminal defense attorney. It is important to remember that the better prepared you are for the meeting, the faster the lawyer can begin to help you and the more effective the representation will be.
What the Lawyer Needs to Know
At your first meeting, the lawyer will need to ask you several questions. These may be about your personal life, the events that occurred, and your previous and upcoming court appearances. It may be a good idea to write down all relevant background information in preparation for the meeting.
What to Bring to the Meeting
During the meeting, the lawyer will want to review all documents that relate to the case. As a good rule of thumb, the more you can bring, the better.
Here are some examples of relevant documents:
- Any documents from Queens County Court showing your charges or court dates
- Bail paperwork
- Police reports
- If your home was searched, any paperwork left by the police
- A potential witness list with contact information
Questions to Ask the Lawyer
Remember that this meeting is for both you and the lawyer. It is expected for you to ask questions to make sure this is the right Queens criminal defense lawyer for you. Make sure that you are comfortable with this person and feel that you can trust them to provide you the best representation.
Here are a few questions you can ask:
- How many criminal cases have you handled in Queens County or elsewhere?
- In how many Queens County cases similar to mine have you had a successful outcome?
- What legal options, if any, do I have?
- What are your fees, and do you offer a payment plan?
- What problems do you foresee with my case?
- How will my case proceed through the legal system in Queens County, and how long will it likely take?
Queens County Courts
Here are some practical details concerning the criminal courts in Queens County.
All felonies and misdemeanors are handled at Queens County Criminal Court, located at 125-01 Queens Blvd in Kew Gardens, next to Borough Hall. All arraignments are handled at this courthouse.
Queens County Courthouse Map
Arraignments of “in-custody” defendants who are arrested and held by the police take place every day of the year at the Queens County Criminal Court. The arraignment area is located in the basement on the south side of the building. Court usually starts around 9:30 AM. Arraignments of defendants given Desk Appearance Tickets (DAT’s) take place on Monday through Friday in the scheduled arraignment courtroom on the first floor.
Bail and Custody
If during arraignment the judge sets bail, it can be paid immediately, in cash, at the courthouse, or can be paid by cash or bond at either jail.
When being held on bail or sentenced to a year or less, inmates will be housed either at the Rikers Island facility located in East Elmhurst or the Vernon Bain Center (which is a boat) located on Hillock Street in the Bronx. The New York City Department of corrections operates the two Queens County correctional facilities located on Rikers Island and in the Bronx.
Special Courts in Queens County
Queens County has created the following specialty courts
- The Queens County Domestic Violence Part
- The Queens County Mental Health Court
- The Queens County Treatment Court
- The Queens County Integrated Domestic Violence Court
- The Queens County Drug Court
Queens County Court Directions and Parking
When coming to the Criminal Court in Queens, please note that it is located on the East side of Queens Boulevard between Union Turnpike and the Van Wyck Expressway. Parking has been fairly hard to come by since the parking lot was closed in 2014. There is a private lot across the street and to the east there is street parking in the neighborhood behind the courthouse.
The entrance to the court is on Queens Boulevard. It is likely you will have to wait outside on a busy day. Once you enter the building and get through security, you will find a court calendar in the hallway directly in front of you on the left hand wall. You can review the calendar and determine what courtroom you are in and where it is located.
Court begins at 9:30 each morning.
Cell phones are allowed in the building but must be turned off once you enter a courtroom.
Queens County Jurisdiction
The Queens County District Attorney is Richard Brown who was first elected to the position in 1991.
All law enforcement throughout queens is maintained by the New York City Police Department. The Queens Criminal Court and The Criminal Term of Supreme Court is located in Kew Gardens. The Civil, Family and Civil Term of the Supreme Court are all located in Jamaica.
Nassau County Criminal Law Office
200 Old Country Road Suite 2 S Mineola, NY 11501 Telephone: 516-742-2300
Queens County Criminal Law Office
80-02 Kew Gardens Road Suite 300 Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Telephone: 718-742-6300