Friday, August 23, 2013

Pawling Ticket Lawyer


A conviction to a Pawling speeding ticket can have long-term financial consequences for years after your traffic matter is resolved.  Some convictions can cause thousands in insurance increases.  Other may cause your license to be suspended or revoked. For that reason it is important to hire the right law firm to fight your ticket matter. 

Our law firm has consistently saved our clients money, time, and points on their license.  We are lead by a former prosecutor and have been rated 10.0/10.0 by a leading legal rating service.  If you have a speeding ticket (issued under VTL 1180b) or another moving violation, give our law firm a call to see how we can help you.  We can be reached at 914-723-7900.

Pawling Town Court is located within Duchess County and it is approximately 60 north of NYC.  The court is located at 160 Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling NY.  Court is held in Town Hall. It is a white building with colonial accent. Court is located a short distance of State Route 22 and it has ample parking to accommodate visitors.

Prior to coming to court, be sure to bring your court notice advising you to appear.  Some court personnel may use it as a reference point when you arrive in court. 

As you enter the building, you will walk down a long narrow hallway and proceed straight until you reach the courtroom.  Before entering the courtroom, you will be met by a court officer that will ask you to turn off all electronic devices and walk through a metal detector.  If you successfully pass security, the office will ask you to sign-in and to be seated in the court.

Pawling Town Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases and lower level civil cases.  In many jurisdictions around the country, these civil cases may be referred to small claims cases. 

Traffic Court is held on Thursday nights.  This is subject to change without further notice.  It is for this reason, it is important that you check your court notice and be sure to arrive to court on the right day.  Failure to appear in traffic court can have many adverse consequences including but not limited to the suspension of your privilege to drive, bail be set on your case, or a scoff being marked against you.

Stone at the base of the flag pole 
in honor of George J. Cunningham
If you received a ticket by a New York State Police Officer, you will have an opportunity to meet with the Town Prosecutor prior to trial.  At this meeting, you may have the opportunity to reach a settlement of your charges.  If you are unable to resolve your matter, your case may be adjourned for a date in which the officer can appear in court and testify.  Many prosecutors will not entertain further discussions once the issuing officer has been subpoenaed to appear in court.  If you demand a trial, you should be aware that many convictions of the Vehicle Traffic Law can carry a jail sentence.  While it is rare, jail sentences are have imposed for common speeding ticket convictions.

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