The Long Beach City Courthouse serves the residents of Nassau County’s largest city, handling all summonses, Building Department matters, moving violations, and misdemeanor criminal matters.
The Court facility consists of one courtroom and office space on the second floor of the Long Beach City Hall.
Prosecutions are handled by members of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office who are more or less permanently assigned to the Court.
The City was served by the now shuttered Nassau County Crime Lab, so all laboratory testing is currently farmed out to out of state labs..
The Court does have jurisdiction over felony arraignments, but the case will be transferred to County Court in Mineola unless a misdemeanor plea is worked out.
There are two judges currently sitting in the Long Beach City Court: Hon. Roy Tepper and Hon. Frank D. Dikranis. Judge Tepper has been on the bench since I began practicing law. He presided over the only jury trial I ever participated in at the Courthouse, back in the late 1980’s.
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