Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Ellenville, NY
Ellenville Village Court
2 Elting Court,
Ellenville NY 12428
Ellenville Village Court Website
Don’t pay the ticket until you’ve spoken with a lawyer. In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your traffic violation lawyer, I can stand in your place in court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. The cost of increased insurance premiums and fines on a moving violation can be huge. The costs for substitute transportation may be substantial. You may need your license to keep your job. I may be able to reduce your ticket to a lesser charge, or get it dismissed. I’ve been helping people with traffic cases, in Ulster County, for 36 years.
If you’re concerned about your insurance premiums, your motor vehicle points, your driving record or any issues related to your traffic citation(s), call my New York office for a free consultation. Whether you’re a local Ulster County resident, a New York driver, an out-of-state driver or even a Canadian driver, I can help you with your tickets.
Ellenville Village can be found near the joining of US 209 and Route NY 52. Shawangunk Scenic Byway bisects the village. If you were charged for a violation on one of these roads or any local roads, I can help you fight your ticket charges.
I can help if you’ve been charged with:
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Driving without a License
- Driving without Insurance
- High-Speed Tickets
- Cell Phone Tickets
- Commercial Drivers Licenses
- Repeat Offenders
- And Other Traffic Violations
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic violation lawyer.What Happens in Ellenville County Traffic Court?
I’ll negotiate to reduce the charges – Negotiations to reduce charges are often made the day of the hearing, before the trial begins. The defense attorney and the police officer are often the two negotiators. I will negotiate to try to dismiss the charges or to reduce the charges to a non-moving violation such as improper parking. I will try to reduce the charge so there are less points – for example a speeding ticket charge of 11-20 mph over the speed limit (4 points) might be reduced to one 1-10 mph over the speed limit (3 points).
Sometimes multiple charges can be merged into one which reduces the points and the fines. Because of my knowledge of the road conditions and the negotiators, I can make arguments a non-Ulster or non-Ellenville lawyer wouldn’t know how to make.
I’ll try the case. If a plea deal can’t be reached, the police officer and the prosecutor have the burden of proving their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The police officer is required to appear. Even in traffic court cases a defendant, through counsel, has the right to question the witness against him, to make sure the officer proves his case through evidence that he directly knows.I Present Legal Defense for You in Court
Most defense are legal, so you don’t have to appear – I, Jonathan D. Katz, can present legal defenses. The defenses will depend on the charges and the evidence. The defenses will differ depending on the actual charge, what the police officer/prosecutor can really prove and the facts of the case.Effect of the Judge’s Decision
If you’re found guilty of all or some of the moving charges:
- The NY DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) will be notified, place the charges on your record and forward notice of the convictions to your home state or country – if there is reciprocity
- You’ll have to pay the fine, penalty and court costs
- Your insurance rates will probably increase when the insurance company gets notice of the convictions
- Your license may be suspended or revoked
A speeding ticket and other traffic violations can put points on your driver’s license. Too many points can lead to an increase in your insurance premiums and the possible suspension of your license. Before you pay a traffic fine in Ellenville, NY, contact us, or call my office at (866) 938-8498 for a free consultation.
I will have empathy for your situation. 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. In most cases, you do not have to appear in court.