NYS CPL Law
Criminal Procedure Law
New York State Consolidated Laws
Article 600 - NY Criminal Procedure Law
SECURING ATTENDANCE OF CORPORATE DEFENDANTS AND RELATED MATTERS
S 600.10 Corporate defendants; securing attendance.
1. The court attendance of a corporation for purposes of commencing
or prosecuting a criminal action against it may be accomplished by the
issuance and service of a summons or an appearance ticket if such action
has been or is about to be commenced in a local criminal court, and by a
corporate summons if such action has been commenced in a superior court.
Such process must be served upon the corporation by delivery thereof to
an officer, director, managing or general agent, or cashier or assistant
cashier of such corporation or to any other agent of such corporation
authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process.
2. A "corporate summons" is a process issued by a superior court
directing a corporate defendant designated in an indictment to appear
before it at a designated future time in connection with such
indictment. A corporate summons must be generally in the form of a
summons as prescribed in subdivision two of section 130.10. A corporate
summons may be served by a public servant designated by the issuing
court, and may be served anywhere in the state.
S S 600.20 Corporate defendants; prosecution thereof.
At all stages of a criminal action, from the commencement thereof
through sentence, a corporate defendant must appear by counsel. Upon
failure of appearance at the time such defendant is required to enter a
plea to the accusatory instrument, the court may enter a plea of guilty
and impose sentence.
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