Rochester Town Justice Court, Kerkhonkson, NY
Rochester Town Justice Court
140 Samsonville Road, PO Box 167,
Kerhonkson NY 12446
Rochester Town Justice Court Website: http://townofrochester.ny.gov/town-departments/town-justice-court/
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your attorney, I can stand in your place in Rochester Town Justice 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 in NY can be substantial; the costs for substitute transportation expensive. Losing your license can mean losing 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 New York for 30 years. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with an attorney.
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. 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, I can help you with your tickets.
NY Routes 44, 55 and US 209 run through Kerhonkson, NY. If you were stopped on these roads or any local roads, 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
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.The Steps Involved in Going to Rochester Town Justice Court
First, there’s negotiation before trial. The three main people involved in Rochester Town Justice 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, 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. 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.
Next, we 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) and that the evidence was properly presented. The police officer must appear. The police officer must be able to prove the facts listed on the citation. The police officer and/or the prosecutor must be able to prove that a motor vehicle law was violated. Not every wrong deserves a citation.Effect of the Judge’s Decision
If found not guilty of all the charges, your record will show no violations for this set of charges
If found guilty of any moving violations, your convictions will be sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles and to your home state or home country if NY has reciprocity with your home locations
Fines, penalties and costs
If found not guilty, any money you paid into the court should be refunded
If found guilty, you will have to pay the expenses for only the charges the judge found you guilty of committing
Your insurance rates
If found not guilty, your insurance rates will normally not be affected. Though insurance companies may raise your rates for some related reasons – such as – if there was an accident
If found guilty, your insurance rates will increase to match the seriousness of the convictions
Your license may be suspended or revoked if you’re found guilty
A speeding ticket and other traffic violations such as failing to yield 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 Rochester Town Justice Court, Kerhonkson, NY, contact my law firm online, or call the law office of Jonathan D. Katz, Esq., 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.