What Do I Do When I Go Before the Judge?

Get to court early!

Leave plenty of time to get through security at the entrance of the courthouse. On your first court date, you must be in the courtroom that was listed on the postcard you received (in a nonpayment case) or that you filled in on the Notice of Petition (in a holdover case). The first courtroom you go to is usually called a “Resolution Part” in every borough except Staten Island.