FIRST DISTRICT COURT - CENTRAL ISLIP
Cohalan Court Complex - See Directions Below
EMERGENCY ONLY Inquiries
Ronkonkoma (1st and 5th District): 631-381-6005
Lindenhurst (2nd District): 631-381-6025
Huntington Station (3rd District): 631-381-6050
Hauppauge (4th District): 631-381-6075
Patchogue (6th District): 631-381-6100
Future case information and dates are available at WebCrims:
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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRST DISTRICT COURT
Suffolk County First District Court, also known as the Cohalan Court Complex, is a court located at 400 Carlton Avenue in Central Islip, New York. It serves as a court of general jurisdiction for Suffolk County, and hears both civil and criminal cases.
The court complex is named after James D. Cohalan, who was a prominent lawyer and politician in Suffolk County. The court complex includes several buildings, including the main criminal courthouse, the Family Court, Supreme Court and the Jury Building, and the County Clerk's Building.
The First District Court handles a variety of cases, including traffic violations, small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, misdemeanor criminal cases as well as some Felony matters prior to any criminal indictment. It is one of several courts in Suffolk County, including the Suffolk County Court and the Suffolk Supreme Court.
The Suffolk County First District Court, also known as the Cohalan Court Complex, handles a variety of cases, including:
Traffic Violations: The court hears cases related to traffic offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence (DUI).
Misdemeanors: The court handles misdemeanor criminal cases such as theft, assault, and drug possession. Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are less severe than felonies.
Landlord-Tenant Disputes: The court hears cases related to disputes between landlords and tenants, such as non-payment of rent, lease violations, and eviction proceedings.
Small Claims: The court handles civil cases involving disputes between individuals or businesses over small amounts of money, typically under $5,000.
Civil Lawsuits: The court also handles civil lawsuits involving disputes over larger amounts of money, such as breach of contract, personal injury claims, and property damage claims.
It is important to note that the First District Court has jurisdiction over cases that occur within its geographic boundaries, which covers the towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York.