Shandaken Justice Court, Shandaken, NY
Shandaken Justice Court
7209 Route 28, PO Box 6,
Shandaken NY 12480
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your traffic ticket lawyer, I can stand in your place in Shandaken Justice Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums for moving violations in New York can be huge. The cost of public transportation is substantial. And if you drive for a living, losing your license means losing your job. 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 30 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. In most traffic violation cases, I can represent you without the need for you to appear in court.
Routes 28, 42, 47 and 214 are roads in Shandaken, NY. If you were tickets on these roads or any others, I can help. My firm handles:
- 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
- DWI/DWAI/DUI, and any Other Vehicle Related Charges
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic ticket lawyer.What Happens in Shandaken Justice Traffic Court?
We negotiate before trial – The three main people involved in a Shandaken 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
Reduce the charge to one with less points
Merge the tickets, as some officers write lots of ticket when one ticket is really the main violation
Dismiss improper or unprovable charges
I try the case – If a negotiation can’t be reached, the police officer and the prosecutor have the burden of proving their case (beyond a reasonable doubt) and must present proper evidence. In order to do this:
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
Facing convictions. 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 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. Your license may be in danger of revocation. Before you pay a traffic fine in Shandaken, 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.