A Short Guide to Webcrims for Attorneys
What is WebCrims for Attorneys?
Thankfully, attorneys never have to be in the dark about the upcoming cases on their docket thanks to WebCrims. Attorney search engines are often difficult to use, but WebCrims has been celebrated by the legal industry for its ease of use, making it an excellent resource for Webcrimes attorneys as well as the general public.
What is a WebCrims attorney?
A WebCrims attorney, that is an attorney who is able to use WebCrims, works in any of the following counties in New York: Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. For all of these counties, a WebCrimes attorney is able to search for pending criminal cases in both the Local Courts and the Superior Courts. In addition, a Webcrims attorney who works in New York City can find summons for cases in any of the city’s five counties.
How is Webcrims an attorney tool?
A Webcrims attorney is able to use the service to search for criminal cases and Summons using one of three search options. These different search options are named:
1. Case Identifier: A Webcrims attorney searches for a criminal case by its Case Number or for a summons by its Summons Number.
2. Defendant Name: A Webcrims attorney finds a summons or criminal case by searching for both the defendant’s last and the defendant’s first name. In cases in which the defendant is a business, the Webcrims attorney can search for the case by finding the name of the corporation.
3. Court Calendar: For many Webcrims attorneys, this is the most useful service of all. It allows them to generate an entire calendar for a Judge’s or Court’s docket. The Webcrims attorney simply searches for the name of the Judge or of the Court Part. Note that a Court Calendar search is only available if the court in question is the Supreme Court or a County Court. Local Courts cannot have their calendar discovered by a Webcrims attorney using this method.
Do I have to be a Webcrims attorney to take advantage of its services?
No, individuals who are not Webcrims attorneys are able to use the service to search for area criminal cases and summons. The page for using Webscrimes without registration is right here.
If you are a Webcrims attorney, then you will simply use the Registered User section of the website. It will require a Username and a Password. Only attorneys or individuals who work for Webcrims attorneys, such as paralegals and assistants, are able to register for a Username and a Password. Find the Registered User login page here.
How do I apply to become a registered Webcrims attorney?
There is a simple online form that allows you to register as a Webcrims attorney or as the employee of a Webcrims attorney. The form requires the following information:
• Your first and last name;
• Your work address, which must be a New York address;
• Your work phone number;
• Your work email address;
• The first five digits of your Social Security Number;
• Your New York State Attorney Registration Number;
• The New York State Attorney Registration Number of Your Co-signer;
• The address and the phone number of the Bar Association of your state, if you are an attorney but have not been admitted to the New York State Bar Association specifically.
If you are an employee of an attorney but not an attorney yourself, then fall out all the above information except for the New York State Attorney Registration Number. The Registration Number of the co-signer put on the third page of the form will be enough to satisfy the administration.
Individuals can fill out the online form to become a Webcrims attorney at the following address. They miss fill it out and sign it and send it along with the form titled “TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ATTORNEY ACCESS,” which should also be signed. These forms should be faxed to (212) 457-2627. You could also send the forms by mail to the following address:
Security Administration Unit
Division of Technology
125 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180
If you have any questions about how to register as a Webcrims attorney, pass them on to the New York State Security Administration Unit by calling (800) 622-2522. Alternatively, you can email your questions to the following email address: DOTSecurity@courts.state.ny.us
Do Webcrims attorneys get more information from Webcrims?
Yes, a Webcrims attorney will learn more about a criminal case or a summons by using Webcrims than will a non-registered user.
A non-registered user who is not a Webcrims attorney will still receive all of the following information from searching for a criminal case:
• Defendant name, birth year, and New York State Identification Number;
• The date of the incident causing arrest and Summons or Ticket Number;
• The date of the arrest and the Arrest Number;
• The agency of the office and their command;
• The defense attorney’s name, their type (i.e. legal aid, for-hire, self-representing or, as it is termed in latin, representing pro se), their address, and their phone number;
• The Court Part;
• The name of the Assistant District Attorney in the case;
• The date that the Assistant District Attorney was assigned to the case;
• The date of the next appearance in court, as well as which court and which part of the court it will occur in;
• The docket sentence, if any sentence has yet been arrived at. If fines have been prescribed, then the docket sentence will breakdown the different types of fines and how much each one is supposed to cost the defendant..
However, a registered Webcrims attorney will receive even more information, such as all of the following:
• The so-called Defendant Characteristics, which is to say their status, height, weight, hair color, eye color, and ethnicity;
• The blood alcohol content and vehicle information of the individual if the arrest was for a drunk driving offense;
• Even more information regarding the arresting officer, such as their name and badge number.