District Attorney

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Broome County District Attorney’s Office is to make Broome County a safer place to live by aggressively, effectively, and fairly prosecuting criminal activity, guided by principled professionalism, using compassion when called for, punishment as necessary, and justice always.


Broome County District Attorney F. Paul Battisti 

F. Paul Battisti was sworn in as Broome County District Attorney on January 1, 2024.

Prior to his November 2023 election to the position, Paul served as a successful private practice attorney with a focus on criminal defense work and representing Law Enforcement agencies. Over nearly two decades as an attorney, he handled thousands of cases in Federal, State, County and Municipal courtrooms across New York.

Beyond his professional qualifications, Paul has given back by volunteering his time as a youth and high school sports coach and as a board member of the Twin Tiers Honor Flight, Police Athletic League, Addiction Center of Broome County, Broome County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Broome County Treatment Court Team, Broome County Bar Association (Past President) and Broome County Library Foundation, among others.

Paul is a graduate of Seton Catholic Central High School, Siena College and Thomas Jefferson School of Law School. He was born and raised in Broome County and lives with his wife, Christine, and their five children in Kirkwood.


Answering a Traffic Ticket

The Broome County District Attorney’s Office offers two choices for handling your traffic ticket(s) without the need to appear in court. Either option needs to be used AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR TRIAL DATE. You will need a copy of your ticket(s) or trial notice to apply for either option, if you do not have a copy then you must contact the court. If you apply for either option later than two weeks prior to your trial date, your request will likely be denied, and you will have to attend your trial.

For more information, visit: BROOME COUNTY TRAFFIC DIVERSION PROGRAM

All Traffic Diversion emails should be sent to: TrafficTickets@broomecountyny.gov


Traffic Tickets Options

*Note: If you have a Misdemeanor, you MUST appear for the arraignment. While appearing you can request to speak to an ADA for your settlement options.

The Broome County District Attorney’s Office offers an option for handling your traffic ticket(s) without the need to appear in court. It has to be used AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR TRIAL DATE. You will need a copy of your ticket(s) or trial notice to apply, if you do not have a copy then you must contact the court. If you apply later than two weeks prior to your trial date, your request will likely be denied, and you will have to attend your trial.

Traffic Diversion Program

If you qualify for the Traffic Diversion Program, completing it will result in a dismissal of the ticket(s) and zero points on your license. There is a fee for the program, between $200 and $400 per infraction, depending on the severity of the infraction(s).

Eligible offenses for the Traffic Diversion Program are as follows:

  • A speeding offense 30mph OR less over the speed limit
  • All other moving and equipment violations are eligible EXCEPT: misdemeanors, uninsured Motorist in violation of (VTL 319.1), failure to stop for a school bus (VTL 1174), speeding in a school zone (VTL 1180-c), speeding in a construction work zone (VTL 1180-f) or any other offense involving any type of impairment.
  • Cell phone violations are eligible

To be eligible for the Diversion Program you must NOT have completed the program within the last 18 months.

For more information and to apply for the Traffic Diversion Program click here


*The District Attorney’s Office cannot advise you. If you are not sure what to do you should seek the advice of an attorney. 


Grand Jury Information

If you have been selected for Grand Jury for the term beginning on May,  212024, please note the following reporting times:

Monday, June 10th -  9:00AM -11:30PM

Wednesday, June 12th -  1:00PM  - 2:00PM

**Please remember to check this daily after 5:00 PM for any changes.  Last minute changes do happen and phone calls will be made if necessary.**

The reporting days for the Term are usually on Tuesday and Thursday.  

The following dates of May 21, 22, 29, 30 and June 3,6,10 and 12 are the reporting days for this Term.

***Please check this website daily after 5:00 PM, in case there are any changes. ***

Please note the following:

Grand Jury is held on the 4th Floor of the George Harvey Justice Building located at 45 Hawley Street in Binghamton.
Grand Jury reporting days can be any day of the week and are usually no more than 3 days during a particular week.
If you need to call in an absence, have an emergency that prevents you from reporting or are running late, please contact the DA’s office at (607) 778-2425 as soon as possible on the day of reporting.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for time to go through security upon entering the building. Parking is available and encouraged at metered parking around our building.
There is a phone app called “Flowbird” that will allow you to pay online and add time as needed for the day. Lunch is a one-hour break approximately from 12 PM to 1 PM. There are several restaurants within walking distance if you choose. Jurors are welcome to remain in the Grand Jury Suite during their lunch break.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the District Attorney's office at (607) 778-2425.


Crime Victim's Information

Where to Get Help

Please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 607-778-2423 for information regarding victim assistance programs in our community. As your primary contact with the criminal justice system, our office has available advocates from the Crime Victims Assistance Center and a list of appropriate public and private agencies to which you may be referred.
In the meantime, here are some other telephone numbers you may find useful:

Crime Victims Assistance Center, Inc.: 607-722-4256

Statewide 24 hour – Hotline for Child Abuse: 1-800-342-3720

Statewide 24 hour – Hotline for Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-6906

En Espanol (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.): 1-800-942-6908

Rise-NY: 607-754-4340

Y.W.C.A: 607-772-0340

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE): 1-888-846-3469

First Call for Help: 607-729-9100


If you see something, contact your local authorities.

Broome County Sheriff: Click here

Binghamton Police: Click here

Endicott Police: Click here

Johnson City Police: Click here

Vestal Police: Call 607-754-2111 or 607-754-2477 ext. 347

New York State Police: Call 1-866-SAFENYS (1-866-723-3697) or email: crimetip@troopers.ny.gov

Domestic Violence 24 hour hotline: Call 1-800-942-6906