Esopus Justice Court, Port Ewen, NY
Esopus Justice Court
284 Broadway, PO Box 700,
Port Ewen NY 12466
Town of Esopus Website: http://www.esopus.com/
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your traffic violation lawyer in Port Ewen, NY, I can stand in your place in Esopus Justice Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums for speeding violations in New York can be large. The expenses for substitute transportation expensive. You job may depend on your license. I’ve been helping people with traffic cases in Ulster County for 30 years. Don’t pay the ticket until you’ve spoken with a lawyer.
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. The main road that runs through the town of Esopus in Port Ewen is US Route 9W which runs up the east side. 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
- Other Traffic Violations
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyerWhat happens in Esopus Traffic Court?
Pre-Trial Negotiations – Before the case begins, I will negotiate with the police officer and sometimes the prosecutor to see if there’s a way 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 to make that can help persuade the police officer and the prosecutor to reduce or drop the charges. I also know the local Ulster County routes. Sometimes officers can be persuaded poor road conditions or a particular traffic pattern was a factor.
Trying the Case – If a negotiated deal can’t be reached, the police officer and the prosecutor have the burden of proving their case (beyond a reasonable doubt). They have to show the officer can present proper evidence to back-up the citation, that a law was violated and that the stop was proper. The defense lawyer (me) has the right to question/cross-examine the police officer.
If the defenses are factual, it helps if you appear. Most defense are legal, so you don’t have to appear. As your lawyer, I can assert the legal defenses. The defenses will differ depending on the actual charge, what the police officer/prosecutor can really prove and the facts of the case.The Results of the Judge’s Decision
- Your charges will be dismissed (you’re found not guilty) or sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles
- You may have to pay a fine, penalty or court costs. If the charges have been reduced, you will have to pay much less. That’s one of my aims (other than having the charge dismissed) — to reduce the consequences
- If you’re found guilty of any charges, those charges may be forwarded to the state or country that issued your license
- Your insurance rates will stay the same or increase, depending on your points and 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 Esopus Justice Court, Port Ewen, NY, contact us, or call my office at (845) 256-8274 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.