Rosendale Justice Court, Rosendale, NY
Rosendale Justice Court
520 LeFever Falls Road, PO Box 423,
Rosendale NY 12472
Rosendale Justice Court Website: http://www.townofrosendale.com/government/departments/justice-court/
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your lawyer, I can stand in your place in Rosendale Justice Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you.
Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a traffic violation lawyer. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums on a moving violation in New York can be substantial, and the costs for public transportation expensive. 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 Rosendale 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.
If you were stopped on Route 213 or any local road, I can help you face the charges of:
- 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
Knowing the roads helps. Sometimes the conditions of the road or the traffic patterns for the local road can help explain why a driver might have been confused instead of doing something intentionally wrong.
Knowing the police officer and/or the prosecuting attorney helps. Sometimes there is a valid question of whether you committed a violation or whether the police officer/ prosecuting lawyer can prove their case. Some officers may think a failure to yield is more serious than speeding. Knowing the priorities of the people who are negotiating on behalf of the government can help in the negotiation process.
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic violation lawyer.What You Should Know About Rosendale Justice Court?
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.
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 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
- The defense lawyer (me) has the right to question/cross-examine the police officer
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.The Effects 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:
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 will increase especially for moving violations
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. You may be concerned about being allowed to drive. Before you pay a traffic fine in Rosendale, 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 of the financial costs. In most cases, you do not have to appear in court.