Pop-up court hears minor infractions against New Yorkers; cookies and cat impress defendant

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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New Yorkers charged with minor offenses by city agencies have a chance to minimize their travel time by visiting a pop-up court closer to home.

New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings rolled out its pop-up court initiative last year, according to a press release. The idea was to increase response rates to city-issued summons by bringing court hearings to the neighborhoods.

It is the only administrative pop-up court in the United States, court officials told the Wall Street Journal.

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