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Riverhead Justice Court

Wally Backman found not guilty after trial in Riverhead

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L.I. Ducks manager Wally Backman was acquitted after a four-day criminal trial in Riverhead Justice Court.

Riverhead Justice Court report

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Convictions in Riverhead Town Justice Court during the month of October 2019.

For cramped and outdated Riverhead Justice Court, the waiting game continues

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On a typical Monday morning, the queue of people waiting in line to get into Riverhead Justice Court extends down the main hallway, out the front door, down the steps and onto the sidewalk outside the building shared by the court and the Riverhead Town Police Department.

Riverhead man accused of murdering his wife ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

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Robert C. Brown, 65, will undergo a court-ordered mental and medical evaluation. He stands accused of killing his 71-year-old wife with a pistol at their Riverhead home during the early morning hours of Aug. 27.

Riverhead Justice Court Report

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Excerpts of convictions in Riverhead Justice Court in the month of June 2019.

With arrest warrants already piling up in Riverhead, how will justice court and town police deal with new no-bail system?

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In Riverhead Justice Court, outstanding arrest warrants are already piling up. What's going to happen after the 'bail reform' law kicks in next year and most people charged with crimes will no longer be arrested and brought before a judge?

Riverhead Justice Court report

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Excerpts from Riverhead Town Justice Court docket for the month of March 2019. There were a total of 1,634 criminal and traffic...

Town board revisits the police and justice court space and safety issues

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It’s been five years since the town board last took up the issue of Riverhead’s inadequate justice court and police facilities. Since then, the situation at 210 Howell Avenue has only gotten worse, according to frustrated town justices, the police chief and staff who work there.

Judges plead with outgoing town board members to move forward on new police-court complex at former armory site

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Justices Allen Smith and Lori Hulse stepped up to the podium at Tuesday night’s town board meeting to ask the board to take action before the end of the year, when the terms of Supervisor Sean Walter and longtime Councilman John Dunleavy will expire.

What’s in a name — a middle name, that is? Judge Peter Fox Cohalan explains

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Retired State Supreme Court Judge and county historian Peter Fox Cohalan administered the oath of office to Allen Mowbray Smith yesterday at Riverhead Justice Court, but not before explaining the significance of Smith's middle name.
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