Saugerties Village Justice Court, Saugerties, NY
Saugerties Village Justice Court
43 Partition Street,
Saugerties NY 12477
Saugerties Village Justice Court Website: http://village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Courts
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your traffic violation attorney, I can stand in your place in Saugerties Village 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 New York can be substantial. If you lose your license, you might lose your means of making a living. 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 NY for 30 years.
Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a lawyer. US 9W, NY Route 32 and Interstate 87 (the New York State Thruway) are major roads which pass through Saugerties Village. If you’re stopped on those roads and issued a ticket, you could face serious fines and p[penalties. 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 assist you with 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
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.What Might Happen in Saugerties Village Traffic Court?
Negotiation 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, to reduce the points, to merge multiple offenses into one offense, or to eliminate the charges altogether.
Trying 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 using proper evidence. I’ll make sure the police officer and prosecutor meet their obligations and ask for a dismissal of the charges if they don’t. I will assert all your factual and legal defenses.
The judge’s decision. After both sides present their case, the judge makes his decision. Judges can find defendants not guilty, guilty, guilty of some charges but not of other, or he/she can find that a lesser charge(s) really applies.
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 stay the same or they will increase, which is especially likely for moving violations
Your license may be suspended or revoked
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. Additionally, I know the local roads. Sometimes the local road conditions and local traffic may help show why your conduct was improper but nothing that should cause a motor vehicle record.Contact a Skilled Saugerties Village, New York Traffic/Speeding Ticket Lawyer
A speeding ticket and other traffic violations such as following too closely 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 Village, NY, email the 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.