Bronx Central Booking is a facility that completes processing of people who are arrested by the New York Police Department. After completion of all paperwork and processing, the arrested individual waits to appear before a judge in a legal process known as an arraignment, typically within 24 hours of arrest.
An arraignment is usually the first time friends and family may see an arrested person. Arraignment courts in New York City operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week as of 2014. People wishing to get information about an arraignment can call Central Booking to find the arrest number for an individual. Based on an arrest number, the clerk of criminal court arraignment can provide the time and the specific courtroom for the arraignment.