Saugerties Town Justice Court, Saugerties,NY
Saugerties Town Justice Court
4 High Street,
Saugerties NY 12477
Phone: 845-246-2800 ext 325
Saugerties Town Justice Court Website: http://saugerties.ny.us/content/Offices/View/6
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your lawyer, I can stand in your place in Saugerties Town Justice Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. The costs for substitute transportation can be expensive. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums on a speeding violation in NY can be substantial. And if you lose your license, you can lose your job. I may be able to reduce your ticket to a lesser charge, or get it dismissed. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a lawyer. I’ve been helping people with traffic cases in 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 from stops on US Route 9W, NY 32 and any local road.
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
- Other Traffic Violations
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.Saugerties Justice Traffic Court: What Happens Next?
- I’ll negotiate before trial. The three main people involved in a Saugerties 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.
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. This means the police officer has to testify, in person, about events that he directly saw or heard. The officer has to present his evidence properly. The defense lawyer (me) has the right to question/cross-examine the police officer. Cross-examination is a skill that requires experience. A good lawyer often has to pick and choose when to be aggressive in questioning.
The effect of the judge’s decisions — Your charges will be dismissed or sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles. If you’re found guilty of any charges:
Those charges may be forward to the state or country that issued your license
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 goals (other than having the charge dismissed) — to reduce the consequences
Your insurance rates will likely stay the same (if the charges were dropped or sufficiently reduced) or they will increase (for more serious 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. Before you pay a traffic fine in Saugerties Town, NY, contact my office, Jonathan D. Katz, Esq., 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.