Friday, November 22, 2013

East Fishkill Traffic Lawyer

East Fishkill Traffic Court receives a large number of moving violations due to its proximity to I-84 passing through its municipal borders.  The most frequently issued traffic ticket is written under VTL 1180 (speeding).  If you have a speeding ticket or other moving violation, call East Fishkill traffic attorneys at 914-723-7900 to schedule your confidential consultation.

Caught speeding? Give us a call at

East Fishkill Town Court
330 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-226-4229
Fax: 845-227-5892 

The court clerk maintains business hours from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Monday to Friday.  Court is held Wednesday at 4:00 P.M.  The court maintains two part time judges.  Justices: Frederick D. Romig and Irene McAliney share judicial responsibilities and operate on an alternating schedule.


East Fishkill Court is a court of local jurisdiction.  It falls within the 9th Judicial District.  As a local court, it has the power to adjudicate civil cases involving up to $3,000.00 in controversy, landlord tenant cases, and zoning code violations.  It also has power over misdemeanor cases and limited interaction with felonies.  Finally, it has the power to adjudicate all non-felony traffic tickets.  This can include but is not limited speeding violations, cell phone tickets, and improper lane change.

Criminal cases are prosecuted by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office. A special prosecutor prosecutes traffic tickets issued by the State Police.  The issuing officer or designee prosecutes tickets issued by the local police.


There are many reasons for which a driver may receive a license suspension in New York.  Many drivers will lose their privilege to drive for a DWI conviction.  Others will lose their privilege due to their being a persistent violator.  A persistent violator has been convicted of 3 speeding convictions in 18 months.  Another prominent way to lose a privilege to drive is to accumulate more 11 or more points within an 18-month period.

New York has enacted a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment (DRA) for driver’s penalized violating certain statutory sections of the vehicle traffic law.  One instance that will trigger the DRA is a 6-point conviction.  Such a conviction will result in a $300.00 fine.  For every additional point, the Department of Motor Vehicles will add an additional $25.00 fine.

Many drivers are under the mistaken belief that a defensive driving course will off set the DRA.  While the course may reduce your exposure to points on your license, it will not reduce your exposure to the DRA.


Our attorneys have helped drivers charged with speeding and criminal charges throughout Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley.  We are lead by a former prosecutor and view each case from both the prosecutorial perspective and defense perspective.  We have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced thereby saving our client’s money, time, and points on their license.  Give us a call at 914-723-7900 to schedule your confidential consultation today.