Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Plattekill, NY

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Plattekill, NY

Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Where is Your Case Heard?

Plattekill Town Court
1915 Route 44-55, PO Box 45,
Modena NY 12548
Phone: 845-883-5805
Platekill Town Court Website:

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 fines and increased insurance premiums on a speeding violation can be expensive. The costs for public transportation large. And if you lose your license, you can lose your livelihood. 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.

Don’t pay the ticket before 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.

I can help, if you’ve been charged with traffic violations on local roads and on Routes 32, 44 and 55, such as:

  • 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

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

What Happens in Plattekill Traffic Court?

I’ll negotiate before trial. 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
  • Reduce the points by getting the police officer to agree to reduce the seriousness of the offense or switch to an offense with less points
  • Merge multiple offenses into one offense or a lower number of offenses
  • Eliminate the charges altogether
The Benefits of Local Experience

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, where they are likely to bargain and where they’re not. I also know the local routes. Sometimes a knowledge of the local routes and local traffic patterns can help to explain or lighten the offense.

I’ll try 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) with properly introduced evidence. I’ll make sure the evidence is proper and will argue the burden wasn’t met.

Your Defenses Determine whether or not You Have to Go to Court

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

If you’re found not guilty. Your charges will be dismissed. If you’re convicted of some of the charges, then:

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

  • 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

  • Your insurance rates may increase especially for moving violations

  • Your license may be suspended or revoked

Contact a Skilled Plattekill Town, New York Traffic/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. Your license may be in danger of revocation. Before you pay a traffic fine in Plattekill Town Court, Medena, NY, contact the law office of Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. 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. In most cases, you do not have to appear in court.

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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