Monday, December 23, 2013

Gouverneur Traffic Court Lawyer

State Route 11 is a highway in St. Lawrence County New York.   For the most part, it is governed by a 55 mph speed limit.  Along the long windy roads, it is easy for drivers to exceed the speed limit by more than 20 mph.  Many drivers cruise at 76 mph without realizing how fast they were traveling.

This road is a frequently patrolled by the New York State Police.  Many drivers who do not pay close attention to their speedometer, find themselves facing a hefty speeding ticket.

The State Police that patrol SR 11 often implement a two-step verification of a driver’s speed.   Initially, they will base a driver’s speed using visual estimation.  Next, they will confirm the speed using a Stalker Dual radar device.

Tip on avoiding a ticket: Once a driver is pulled over, many officers will ask the seemingly innocuous question, “Do you know why I pulled you over.”  Drivers should be careful not to make an inculpatory statement that can be used against them in court.  Without knowing, many drivers will state, “I’m sorry for exceeding the speed limit.”  This statement can be introduced at trial against the driver.  Most judges will view this as an excited utterance and deem it to be a reliable statement.


Our Gouverneur traffic lawyers have defended many drivers against speeding tickets in St. Lawrence County.  We have over 30 years of legal experience and have successfully defended hundreds of clients throughout the State.  Let our experience work for you. Call us now at 800-893-9645.  We have consistently reduced our client's exposure to points and fines thereby saving them money.  In so doing, we have gained a reputation as being superb lawyers in New York State.


Gouverneur Town Court
33 Clinton Street
Gouveneur, NY 13642

This is a court of local jurisdiction.  It has the power to adjudicate civil cases with up to $3,000.00 in controversy.  In addition, they can adjudicate civil cases such as zoning law matters and landlord tenant cases.

Traffic tickets are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s Office also handles criminal cases such as misdemeanors and felony.

There are many different police agencies with the authority to issue tickets. These agencies can include the State Police, County Police/County Sheriff, local police, and Park Police.


Our lawyers fight to reach a favorable outcome for our clients.  Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most frequently issued tickets in NY.  Fines are subject to change without notice.

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
(red light)
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 800-893-9645 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