Bronx, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: Hello, can a new criminal case be transferred from puerto rico to new york if all parties live in new . york.

Financially it would be hard to fight a case if we can afford attorny fees and travel

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Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • BROOKLYN, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Typically the “venue”(location) is where the crime occurred and where the victim is. However some crimes like internet or identity theft can have multiple jurisdictions and can be federal.

But the defendant doesn't choose the location.

Michael D. Litman
Michael D. Litman
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The court that has jurisdiction to hear a criminal case is the court in the county/city/town that the alleged crime occurred in. So if the crime occurred in Puerto Rico, it could not be transferred to somewhere outside Puerto Rico.

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