Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Kingston, NY

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Kingston, NY

Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Where is Your Case Heard?

Kingston Town Court
906 Sawkill Road,
Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845-336-8853
Town of Kingston Website

In most cases, you do not have to appear in court. As your traffic violation attorney, I can stand in your place in Kingston Town Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you and how I may be able to reduce your ticket to a lesser charge, or get it dismissed altogether. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums on a speeding violation in New York can be substantial. The cost of public transportation can be expensive. And if you’re a commercial driver, losing your license means losing your job. I’ve been helping people like you with cases like these in Ulster County New York for 36 years.

If you’re concerned about your insurance premiums, your motor vehicle points, your driving record, your right to drive, or any issues related to your traffic citation(s), call my New York office for a free consultation. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a lawyer.

Whether you’re a local Ulster County resident, a New York driver, an out-of-state driver or even a Canadian driver, you should speak with an experienced Kingston NY traffic violation attorney. A number of key roads pass through Kingston including NY State Route 199, US Highway 92, the New York State Thruway and (aka Interstate 87). 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 am able to help if you’ve been charged with:

  • Speeding
  • 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 lawyer.

What Happens in Kingston Traffic Court? Negotiation before Trial

The three main people involved in a Kingston traffic court case are the police officer, the lawyer and the judge. Sometimes, there is also a prosecuting lawyer.

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 or a charge with less points
  • Merge multiple offenses into one offense – for example, a reckless driving, speeding 10 mph over the speed limit and failure to yield totaling 11 points might be merged into just one failure to yield charge carrying just 3 total points
  • Dismiss 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. I also know, because of prior work with many of the officers and prosecutors, where they are likely to bargain and where they’re not.

Your Defenses

You have a right to assert your defenses. 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 such as making sure the police officer proves his case and presents the evidence properly. 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, Depending on How the Judge Decides
  • Your charges will be dismissed 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
  • Convictions may be forwarded to the state or country that issued your license
  • Your insurance rates will stay the same (the charges were dropped or sufficiently reduced) or they will increase (for more serious violations)
  • Your license may be suspended or revoked
Contact a Skilled Kingston, New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer

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 Kingston, NY, let the law office of Jonathan D. Katz, Esq., help. Contact us online 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 of the financial costs.

Client Reviews
I was provided with extraordinary service regarding a speeding ticket for a very low price. The firm is very experienced, friendly and effective. As an attorney myself, I could appreciate the skill they have in this area of the law. Andrew Stone
Jonathan and Liz were a pleasure to deal with. They were very attentive from the first call and kept me informed of the legal process every step of the way. I received the best representation and the best result possible. There was a reasonable flat fee and there were no hidden costs. I highly recommend their services! S.J.
Very helpful guiding me through the process. Your staff went the extra mile and really made me feel like I was being taken care of. Thank you so much for helping me with my ticket! M.C.
You guys are professional and have helped me understanding the legal situation, weigh out the pros and cons for pursuing further actions, and implemented the most effective actions to solve my problem. L.P.
The service from the staff was quick and professional. I got a good result and was thrilled with the way I was treated. I would highly recommend this office. Konstantine Malafis
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