Shawangunk Town Court, Wallkill, NY

Traffic Violation Lawyer in Shawangunk Town Court, Wallkill, NY Where is Your Case Heard?

Shawangunk Town Court
14 Central Avenue, PO Box 247,
Phone: 845-895-2111
Town of Shawangunk Website: http://www.shawangunk.org/officials-departments.html

In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your lawyer, I can stand in your place in 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 can be very large. The cost of public transportation can be substantial. And if you’re a commercial driver losing your license, it 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.

Getting Stopped on Routes 7, 52 and 208

I can help, if you’ve been charged with:

  • 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
  • Other Traffic Violations

Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.

Shawangunk Traffic Court: What Happens During Your Case?

I begin with negotiations to reduce the charges. Negotiations to reduce charges are often made the day of the hearing, before the trial begins. The defense attorney and the police officer are often the two negotiators. Sometimes a prosecutor is part of the negotiation.

What Gets Negotiated?
  • I will negotiate to try to dismiss the charges or to reduce the charges to a non-moving violation such as improper parking

  • I will try to reduce the charge so there are less points – for example a speeding ticket charge of 11-20 mph over the speed limit (4 points) might be reduced to one 1-10 mph over the speed limit (3 points)

  • Sometimes multiple charges can be merged into one which reduces the points and the fines

Why Local Experience Matters?

Because of my knowledge of the road conditions and the negotiators I can make arguments a non-Ulster or non-Shawangunk lawyer wouldn’t know how to make. Police officers and prosecutors (the key negotiators) know their cases sometimes are weak on the facts, the evidence or the law. A good defense lawyer can use these weaknesses to negotiate a better deal. It helps if the defense lawyer knows which weaknesses the judge is likely to think important. It helps if the defense lawyer knows which charges the officer/prosecutor is likely to make a plea deal on.

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. 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
If You’re Found Guilty of some or all of the Charges
  • Your conviction will be sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The NY DMV may forward the convictions to your home state or home country

  • 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 may increase

  • Your license may be suspended or revoked

Contact a Skilled Shawangunk, New York Traffic/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. Before you pay a traffic fine in Shawangunk Town, Court, Walkhill, NY, contact us, or call my office at (866) 938-8498 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! Ryan
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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. Sean
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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. Anthony Bouchard
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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! Benswing Rich
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