N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 215.10
Referral of selected felonies to dispute resolution


Upon or after arraignment in a local criminal court upon a felony complaint, or upon or after arraignment in a superior court upon an indictment or superior court information, and before final disposition thereof, the court, with the consent of the people and of the defendant, and with reasonable notice to the victim and an opportunity for the victim to be heard, may order that the action be adjourned in contemplation of dismissal, for the purpose of referring the action to a community dispute center established pursuant to article twenty-one-A of the judiciary law. Provided, however, that the court may not order any action adjourned in contemplation of dismissal if the defendant is charged therein with:

(i)

a class A felony, or

(ii)

a violent felony offense as defined in section 70.02 of the penal law, or

(iii)

any drug offense as defined in article two hundred twenty of the penal law, or

(iv)

a felony upon the conviction of which defendant must be sentenced as a second felony offender, a second violent felony offender, or a persistent violent felony offender pursuant to sections 70.06, 70.04 and 70.08 of the penal law, or a felony upon the conviction of which defendant may be sentenced as a persistent felony offender pursuant to section 70.10 of such law.

Source: Section 215.10 — Referral of selected felonies to dispute resolution, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/215.­10 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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