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.
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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.
ABOUT THE COURT
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 CONTACT AND BUSINESS HOURS
1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508
Debra Antonelli, Chief ClerkTel: (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.
COST OF A TICKET
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|
|Disobey a Traffic Signal|
(no other penalty provided)
|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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