Shandaken Justice Court, Shandaken, NY

Shandaken New York Traffic Ticket Lawyer Where is Your Case Heard?

Shandaken Justice Court
Town Hall
7209 Route 28, PO Box 6,
Shandaken NY 12480
Phone: 845-688-5005
Website: http://www.shandaken.us/offices/justice-court/

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:

  • Speeding
  • 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

Contact a Skilled Shandaken, New York Traffic Violation/Speeding Ticket Lawyer

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.

Client Reviews
I had a wonderful experience working with this law firm. They took care of everything for me, I did not even have to attend court. My 4 point ticket was reduced to a 0 pt violation , which I was very pleased with. Jonathan Katz and his associates worked in a very timely manner and I didn't have to worry or stress about the process at all. I live 2 plus hours from the area where the ticket was received and I was very pleased how minimally I was involved in the process yet, was kept very informed. Liz was very professional, effective, a pleasure to work with and made the process very easy for me. I would highly recommend Jonathan Katz law firm!!
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I spoke with Jonathan's office for a speeding ticket and was treated with friendliness, fairness, and transparency. I'm in sales & customer service so I know when I'm being treated well and when I'm being treated poorly and they definitely treated me well. I received the outcome I expected and an extremely happy with the service!
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Handled a traffic violation for me. Attorney Katz did an excellent job, exceeding my expectations at a fair fee. The office staff did and kept me informed and followed up on every detail. Highly recommend.
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Received a speeding ticket while driving through Plattekill, NY for driving 10 miles over the speed limit. I later forgot about the ticket. My license was later suspended for failure to answer ticket. I Googled a lawyer in Plattekill Town and found Jonathan David Katz. I spoke to his office, they assisted me in paying the scofflaw and lifting suspension. I hired them to represent me and the ticket was drop down to a parking ticket. I would definitely recommend his law firm and would work with him if needed.
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Truly excellent customer service! Not only did they reduce my 3 point traffic ticket to 0 points, but I did not have to attend court (since I live out of state). They communicated quickly and clearly with me, took care of everything, and were very pleasant the entire time. Thank you for your professional attitude and great results!
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