Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Ulster, NY
Speeding Ticket LawyerWhere is Your Case Heard?
Ulster Town Court
1 Town Hall Drive,
Lake Katrine NY 12449
Ulster Town Court Website: http://townofulster.org/content/Courts/View/1
In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your traffic violation lawyer, I can stand in your place in Ulster Town Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. I may be able to reduce your ticket to a lesser charge or get it dismissed. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums on a speeding violation in New York can run up to $2,000. The cost for taking public transportation or cabs for a license suspension plus the fines can be thousands of dollars. The costs escalate if you lose your job because you can’t drive. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a lawyer. I’ve been practicing law and defending traffic citations in Ulster, NY for over 36 years. I can help.
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. If your career depends on your license, I can help you fight the traffic charges. 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 Ulster traffic tickets.
Several key roads where motorists get stopped run through the town of Ulster, NY. Interstate 87 (also known as The New York State Thruway) and US Route 9W run through western Ulster Town. US Route 209 runs through the east side. If you’re stopped on one of these roads or anywhere in Ulster, I can help you fight your ticket charges.I Offer Help with a Variety of Charges
I can help, if you’ve been charged with:
- 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
- Illegal lane changes
- Faulty equipment
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield
- And Other Traffic Violations
Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.What Happens in Ulster County Traffic Court?
Negotiation before trial – The three main people involved in a Town of Ulster traffic court case are the police officer, the defense lawyer and the judge. Sometimes, there is also a prosecuting lawyer.
Reducing the charges – Often a plea bargain/settlement can be reached before the hearing begins. Sometimes charges can be dismissed. Other times several charges can be merged into one offense. Some charges can be reduced. For example, some speeding tickets can be reduced from 21-30 mph over the speed limit to 11-20 mph or even 1-10 mph over the speeding limit. Sometimes a moving violation can be reduced to a non-moving violation.
Through my experience trying numerous cases, 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. It helps to know which arguments, which weaknesses in the government’s case and which defenses the local judge will affect the judge’s decision.
Learn your defenses – You have a right to assert your defenses. If the defenses are factual, it helps if you appear. Most defense are legal, so you don’t have to appear. As your lawyer, I can assert the legal defenses. The defenses will differ depending on the actual charge, what the police officer/prosecutor can really prove and the facts of the case
Understand the effects of the judge’s decision – Your charges will be dismissed (if you’re found not guilty):
- Your convictions will be sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles
- You may have to pay a fine, penalty or court costs. If the charges have been reduced, you will have to pay much less. If I cannot have your charges dismiss, I aim to have them reduced
- Convictions may be forwarded to the state or country that issued your license
- Your insurance premiums may increase
- Your license may be suspended or revoked
A speeding ticket and other traffic violations can put points on your driver’s license or affect your right to drive. Too many points can lead to an increase in your insurance premiums and the possible suspension or revocation of your license. Before you pay a traffic fine in the Town of Ulster, contact the law office of Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. online, 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 the financial costs.