Olive Town Court, Shokan, NY

Traffic Ticket Attorney in Olive Town Court, Shokan, New York Where is Your Case Heard?

Olive Town Court
50 Bostock Road, PO Box 201,
Shokan NY 12481
Phone: 845-657-2912
Town of Olive Website: http://town.olive.ny.us/

In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your attorney, I can stand in your place in Olive Town Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. The increased insurance premiums and fines for a speeding violation can be large. The costs for commercial transportation expensive. Some drivers can lose their livelihood, if they lose their job. I may be able to reduce your traffic ticket to a lesser charge, or get it dismissed. I’ve been helping people with traffic cases in Olive Town Court, Shokan, and throughout Ulster County New York for 30 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. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a lawyer. Routes 28 and 213 are two of the town’s roads. 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 violations, including but not limited to:

  • 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
  • DWI/DWAI/DUI

Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.

What Happens in Olive Town Traffic Court?

Negotiation before trial. The three main people involved in an Olive Town 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 use my local experience negotiating cases and my knowledge of the arguments that persuade officers and attorneys 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. For example, an officer may agree to charge you with a lower speed limit violation if he/she knows that the speed limit increased from one section of a highway to another with little warning of the change.

Trying the Case

If a negotiation can’t be reached, the police officer and the prosecutor have the burden of proving their case (beyond a reasonable doubt). This means the police must appear and must present direct knowledge of the events that led to the citation. The defense lawyer (me) has the right to question/cross-examine the police officer. Questioning is an art. It helps to know the person/police officer being questioning – to know his/her weaknesses and biases.

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. 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
  • Your charges will be dismissed if you’re found not guilty

  • Your convictions will be sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles and to your home state or home country – if your home state or country has reciprocity with New York

  • You will likely have to pay a fine, penalty or court costs if you’re convicted. 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

  • Your insurance rates will stay the same (the charges were dropped or sufficiently reduced) or they will increase (for moving violations)

  • Your license may be suspended or revoked, if you’re convicted and the charge was very serious or you had a high number of prior points

Contact a Skilled Olive Town, New York Traffic Violation/Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A speeding ticket and other traffic violations such as running a red light 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 Olive Town Court, Shokan, NY, contact my firm, 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 of the financial costs. In most cases, you do not have to appear in court.

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!!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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