Friday, December 27, 2013

Are You Looking For A Newburgh Traffic Court Lawyer?


I-87 in its many forms directs traffic in a northern and southern direction along the eastern portion of New York. The southern portion of highway crosses into New York City, it is known as the Major Deegan Expressway.  For the remainder of the northern portion of the state, it is often referred to as the NYS Thruway.  I-87 is a popular stretch of highway patrolled by the NYS Police.  One of their more frequently ticketed areas falls within the jurisdiction of Newburgh Traffic Court.


If you received a ticket that is returnable to the Newburgh traffic court, give our Orange County traffic ticket lawyers a call to learn how we can help you fight your ticket and save money.  We have helped hundreds of driver’s protect their licenses and their exposure to hundreds of dollars in fines and penalties.


Newburgh Traffic Court is a subset of the Newburgh Town Court.  The court is located at 311 Route 32.  The Town Court is responsible for adjudicating civil, criminal, and traffic matters.  It has the power to hear civil cases up to $3,000.00 in dispute.  Other civil cases on its calendar may include the failure to pay rent or contract disputes between a customer and a small business.  In the criminal arena, the majority of cases heard are misdemeanor cases.  While some felony matters can be heard in local court, the majority of felony cases are heard in County Court.


Drivers must timely respond to a traffic summons to prevent a suspension of their privilege to drive.  Once the department of motor vehicles has been notified that a license should be suspended, it can be very difficult to undo the suspension.  The process of un-suspending a license can include the payment of a suspension lift fee, the payment of a bond, and an appearance in court.

Driving with a suspended license is a crime.  If a driver is pulled over, the police can impound the car and place the driver under arrest. 

Pleading guilty

To plead guilty to a ticket by mail is the equivalent of being found guilty after a trial.  So, if you plead guilty by mail make sure that is what you really want to do.  You will probably not get a 2nd chance to re-consider your actions.

Fine Schedules

Fines that are imposed by a Judge are set by the New York State Legislature and codified within the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law.  There are limits to the amount that driver can be fined.

Fine Payments

Fines can be paid in person or through the mail.  Most courts do not accept a credit card payment however the trend is picking up in Town Courts around the State.