The Arthur M. Cromarty Criminal Courts Building is named for the World War II war hero and New York State Supreme Court Administrative Judge Arthur M. Cromarty. Judge Cromarty served on the Bench in Suffolk County in various courts from 1966-1991. The County Court handles felony criminal prosecutions within Suffolk County and a few civil cases.
Construction on the building was completed in 1975, but a new wing was added in 1990, bringing the total number of courtrooms to nineteen.
There is a law library and a small cafeteria on the first floor.
In addition to courtrooms, the Cromarty Court Complex contains the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Homicide, Major Crime, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, Appeals and Narcotics Bureaus, as well as Administrative Offices.
The Court House is located within walking distance of the Suffolk County Jail.
It can be a little tricky to find the court-house. Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 71, then make a right onto Route 24. Travel a few miles until you see signs on the right to the Criminal Courts Building. Bear to your right after the Suffolk County Correctional Facility and make the first right onto Center Drive. The Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex is located behind the County Center and will be on the right side of the road.