Ulster County NY Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Use an Experienced New York Attorney to Help Reduce or Dismiss Your Traffic Violations Profile Picture of Jonathan D. Katz

Local Representation Matters! Knowledge is Power!

  • We Know Local Officers and Prosecutors
  • We Know Local Judges
  • We Know the Local Roads
  • We Know the Ins and Outs of Traffic Law in Ulster County, NY

Whether you’re on your way to or from vacation, work or simple errands, getting ticketed for a traffic violation can ruin your day. If you are from outside the Ulster, NY area, you may consider paying the ticket because you can’t return to this area to appear in court to fight your ticket.

Paying the Ticket is the Equivalent of Pleading Guilty! Don’t Do It!

In most cases you do not have to appear in court. I’ve represented many, many drivers, like you, who have been stopped and ticketed for a variety of driving offenses including speeding, reckless driving, DWI, driving without insurance and others. In most cases, as your Ulster County traffic ticket lawyer, I can stand in your place in court and in negotiations.

Reasons You Shouldn’t Plead Guilty Before Talking to My Firm
  • Pleading guilty will appear on your driving record and can add points to your driving record
  • Too many points can result in a New York Driver Assessment which will mean added fines
  • Pleading guilty may result in higher insurance premiums for several years and a loss of your license
  • Losing a license may mean losing your job and high expenses for public or private alternate transportation
  • In severe cases, your license may be revoked
If You Plead Guilty, You Can’t Change Your Plea Later

I’ve helped countless drivers like you by working to get their traffic tickets dismissed or reduced, for more than 36 years. I focus my practice in Ulster County, New York and in the Mid-Hudson Valley. I know the courts, the judges and prosecutors and the laws and I will put all my experience and efforts behind your case. In some cases, I may be able to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation – saving you money and points on your license. I also have a strong background defending clients accused of drunk driving. When experience matters, contact my law firm for a free consultation.

Knowing the Local Officers and Prosecutors Makes all the Difference

I know how to negotiate with local police officers and prosecutors. Negotiation can be used to reduce the charges to a lesser offense such as a non-moving violation, to reduce the points, to merge multiple offenses into one offense, or to eliminate the charges altogether. Through my experience trying numerous cases, I know the factual and legal arguments that may persuade the police officer and the prosecutor to reduce or dismiss charges. This kind of knowledge comes from years of experience and successful outcomes.

Knowing the Local Judges Helps

I know the arguments that persuade local judges. While each judge is different and no lawyer can guarantee how a judge is going to rule, it does help to know something about the Ulster judge who decides your case.

  • Some judges may be more inclined to consider technical legal defenses than others
  • Others may be more likely to consider factual defenses
  • Some judges allow more latitude in cross-examination than others
  • Other judges may be more likely to look for a compromise solution
  • Knowing the local judge makes it easier to present the best arguments
Why Knowing the Local Roads Matters?

I know the ins and outs of the roads where local drivers get stopped. Some roads are so heavily driven by drivers going fast that driving the speed limit can actually be dangerous. I can help you make that argument as well as creating a defense based on poor signage. I represent clients who have been stopped on US Routes 9W, 92, and 209; Interstate 287 and NY routes 19, 28, 32, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 52, 54, 55, 199, 212, 213, 214, and 299.

Handling Traffic Violations in Ulster County, NY

Whether you’re an out of county, out of state, or a Canadian driver, I can represent you without you having to appear in court. I represent people accused of drunk driving and traffic violations in most courts throughout Ulster County, NY.

Don’t Pay the Ticket and Don’t Go It Alone! Call Us for a Free Initial Consultation Today

Speeding tickets and moving violations can add points to your driving record. Points can cause an increase in your insurance premiums and the possible suspension of your license. Before you pay a traffic fine, contact us for your free, initial consultation with an Ulster County traffic ticket attorney. We can discuss your case and determine if I can reduce your ticket to a lesser charge, or get it dismissed.

I understand the distress of being stopped by the police. I’ll explain the traffic court process and the possible consequences including all the financial costs. I will work hard to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges and, if necessary, to present a strong case designed to protect your rights and ability to drive.

Client Reviews
I had a wonderful experience working with this law firm. They took care of everything for me, I did not even have to attend court. My 4 point ticket was reduced to a 0 pt violation , which I was very pleased with. Jonathan Katz and his associates worked in a very timely manner and I didn't have to worry or stress about the process at all. I live 2 plus hours from the area where the ticket was received and I was very pleased how minimally I was involved in the process yet, was kept very informed. Liz was very professional, effective, a pleasure to work with and made the process very easy for me. I would highly recommend Jonathan Katz law firm!! Nealie
I spoke with Jonathan's office for a speeding ticket and was treated with friendliness, fairness, and transparency. I'm in sales & customer service so I know when I'm being treated well and when I'm being treated poorly and they definitely treated me well. I received the outcome I expected and an extremely happy with the service! Ryan
Handled a traffic violation for me. Attorney Katz did an excellent job, exceeding my expectations at a fair fee. The office staff did and kept me informed and followed up on every detail. Highly recommend. Sean
Received a speeding ticket while driving through Plattekill, NY for driving 10 miles over the speed limit. I later forgot about the ticket. My license was later suspended for failure to answer ticket. I Googled a lawyer in Plattekill Town and found Jonathan David Katz. I spoke to his office, they assisted me in paying the scofflaw and lifting suspension. I hired them to represent me and the ticket was drop down to a parking ticket. I would definitely recommend his law firm and would work with him if needed. Anthony Bouchard
Truly excellent customer service! Not only did they reduce my 3 point traffic ticket to 0 points, but I did not have to attend court (since I live out of state). They communicated quickly and clearly with me, took care of everything, and were very pleasant the entire time. Thank you for your professional attitude and great results! Benswing Rich
When hiring an attorney one of the things that is most important is that first phone call to the office.I spoke to a woman named Susan who made me feel so comfortable,understanding an able to calm me down.This was a serious situation which she took care of called me back twice,when does that happen?.. Susan took care of everything.. Great experience ...If your in need of a great attorney with an amazing staff call them you will NOT be sorry... Richard Feder
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