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The office operates out of 1 Hogan Place (also known as 100 Centre Street)
The New York County District Attorney is the elected district attorney for New York Countymarker (Manhattan), New Yorkmarker. The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New Yorkmarker state laws. (Federal law violations are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York).

Robert M. Morgenthau has been the district attorney since 1975. In 2009, Cyrus Vance, Jr., who won the Democratic primary and had no Republican opposition in the November general election, won the general election with ninety-one per-cent of the votes cast on November 3, 2009, and is the DA-Elect.

History

In the legislative act of February 5, 1796, New York State was divided into seven districts which had a separate state assistant attorney general for each district. New York was handled by the New York State Attorney General.

On April 4, 1801, New York County became part of District 1 which included Kingsmarker, Queensmarker, Richmondmarker, Suffolkmarker and Westchestermarker counties.

In 1818 each county was designated a separate district. The district attorney was appointed by the court of general sessions.

In 1846 the position became elective.

District Attorneys

District 1

This included Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens (which included Nassau County), Staten Island, Westchester County, Suffolk County.

New York County



References

  1. > Legal and Judicial History of New York By Alden Chester, Lyman Horace Weeks, John Hampden Dougherty - Published by National Americana society, 1911
  2. > Legal and Judicial History of New York By Alden Chester, Lyman Horace Weeks, John Hampden Dougherty - Published by National Americana society, 1911
  3. > Legal and Judicial History of New York By Alden Chester, Lyman Horace Weeks, John Hampden Dougherty - Published by National Americana society, 1911
  4. > Legal and Judicial History of New York By Alden Chester, Lyman Horace Weeks, John Hampden Dougherty - Published by National Americana society, 1911


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