New Yorkers who live in Queens will soon get the chance to fight some city summonses without having to leave their own neighborhood.
Queens Council member Donovan Richards teamed up with representatives from the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, or OATH Tuesday. They announced the borough's first ever pop up court.
At the end of the month, people who have been issued non-criminal NYPD summonses can dispute them without have to travel to an OATH Hearing Office.
"We are a transportation desert and there are individuals who just don't have the money to actually get out there and get to court sometimes. You'd be surprised at how many people end up not addressing their civil summonses or going to court because of these very reasons, " said Councilman Richards.
Similar ones have been held in the Bronx and Brooklyn.
The Queens Pop Up Court will take place next week, Thursday September 27th from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at Council Member Donovan Richard's Laurelton District office, 234-26A Merrick Blvd.