Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tuxedo Criminal Defense Lawyer

Tuxedo Ticket or Criminal Charge?
Give our lawyers a call at 914-723-7900
Tuxedo New York criminal charges can lead to a lifetime of criminal record that can impede your ability to find a job, obtain student loans, and government benefits.   Fortunately, our criminal defense and ticket lawyers have over 30 years of legal experience and have helped hundreds of clients throughout Orange County and the Hudson Valley fight charges.  If you are charged with UPM (unlawful possession of marijuana under PL 2210.5), AUO (aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle under VTL 511.1), or Assault, give our lawyers a call at 914-723-7900 to learn how we can help.


Tuxedo Justice Court is located at 1 Temple Drive in Tuxedo, NY in Orange County.  It is the first municipality in Orange County off Route 17 leaving Rockland County.

The Court is a court of local jurisdiction and has the power to adjudicate speeding tickets and traffic tickets.  It also has the power to adjudicate misdemeanor actions such as criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and criminal mischief in the 5th degree.  It can preside over some felony matters and most civil cases commonly referred to as small claims cases.

The court has a small parking lot in front of the court and can hold approximately 20 cars.  It may be difficult to reach the court via public transportation.


A view of the Tuxedo Town Court.
If you fail to appear in criminal court, the Judge has the power to issue a warrant for your arrest.  This will result in your eventual return to the court in the future.  If you have failed to appear in Tuxedo Court, it is important that you seek our immediate assistance.  A significant delay can only compound your problems in court.  If you fail to appear for an extended period of time, the District Attorney’s Office can file the additional charge of bail jumping.  Most cases involving bail jumping can be easily proven.

PL 215.55  Bail jumping in the third degree.  

A person is guilty of bail jumping in the third degree when by court order he has been released from custody or allowed to remain at liberty, either upon bail or upon his own recognizance, upon condition that he will subsequently appear personally in connection with a criminal action or proceeding, and when he does not appear personally on the required date or voluntarily within thirty days thereafter.   Bail jumping in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.

If you are in need of an Westchester, Rockland, or Putnam criminal defense lawyer, give us a call to learn how we can help.