Sunday, December 15, 2013

Beacon City Traffic Lawyer

Don't let a traffic ticket ruin your day.  Call our Beacon City ticket defense lawyers to learn how we can help you save time, money, and points on your license.  

In today's world of increased costs, a conviction can costs you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in insurance increases and court costs.  The repercussions can follow you for years to come.


Beacon City Court is local court of jurisdiction.  It has the power to adjudicate criminal, small claims, and traffic cases.  It is part of the 9th Judicial District of NY’s Unified Court System.  The 9th JD is comprised of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.

Its powers are limited in scope.  For example, the majority of civil cases heard in this court are well under $5,000.00 in controversy.  The majority of criminal cases start off as misdemeanors.  Cases involving a higher sum of money in dispute and more serious in criminal nature are designated for higher courts such as the Supreme Court or the County Court.


Court Address:
1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508

Court Clerk’s office is in session from Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30pm

Debra Antonelli, Chief Clerk
Tel: (845) 431-1900
Fax: (845) 838-5041


For all the matters heard annually in Beacon City Court, the majority of cases heard in this court are traffic matters.  The court presides over numerous tickets issued along the local streets and a large number of speeding tickets issued along Route 9d and I-84. 

There are a large number of law enforcement agencies that share jurisdiction for traffic matters, civil, and criminal cases issued this court.  This can include DEP Police, State Police, County Sheriff, and the MTA Police.


Fines and Surcharges

Our attorneys fight for our clients and attempt to resolve their case with the most favorable possible outcome.  Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most widely issued tickets in the state.   (Fines are subject to change without notice).  Call our lawyers now at 914-723-7900 for a consultation.

First-time speeding offense$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets
(within eighteen months)
Up to $1,575
Traffic Infraction$100-$300
Disobey a Traffic Signal
Misdemeanor Convictions
(no other penalty provided)
Uninspected Vehicles$25-$200
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer$25-$200
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer$0-$100
Surcharges$ varies based on the charge and location

New York Driver Assessment

New York State imposes a Driver Responsibility Assessment (also known as a DRA) for drivers who accumulate six points or more are earned on the driving record.  Call our lawyers now at 914-723-7900 for a consultation.

Six points or more on record$300 one time payment;
or $100 each year for 3 years
Any additional points earned over six points
$25 for each point for 3 years
Refusing to take a breathalyzer test, conviction for alcohol related traffic offense or conviction for drug related traffic offense$250 each year for 3 years

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Our attorneys have helped drivers charged with speeding and criminal charges throughout 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.