Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Shawangunk, NY

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Shawangunk, NY

Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Where is Your Case Heard?

Shawangunk Town Court
14 Central Avenue, PO Box 247,
Phone: 845-895-2111
Town of Shawangunk Website

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 36 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
  • 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 was provided with extraordinary service regarding a speeding ticket for a very low price. The firm is very experienced, friendly and effective. As an attorney myself, I could appreciate the skill they have in this area of the law. Andrew Stone
Jonathan and Liz were a pleasure to deal with. They were very attentive from the first call and kept me informed of the legal process every step of the way. I received the best representation and the best result possible. There was a reasonable flat fee and there were no hidden costs. I highly recommend their services! S.J.
Very helpful guiding me through the process. Your staff went the extra mile and really made me feel like I was being taken care of. Thank you so much for helping me with my ticket! M.C.
You guys are professional and have helped me understanding the legal situation, weigh out the pros and cons for pursuing further actions, and implemented the most effective actions to solve my problem. L.P.
The service from the staff was quick and professional. I got a good result and was thrilled with the way I was treated. I would highly recommend this office. Konstantine Malafis
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