I-87 is a major highway heading in a north and south bound direction along the eastern portion of New York State. The highway covers many open stretches of road where a driver can easily lose sight of the speed limit and find themselves facing a hefty speeding ticket.
Further complicating things are the frequently changing topography with the rolling hills and rapidly changing speed limits. Unless a driver keeps an uber vigilant eye on their speedometer, they could be prone to being tagged with a costly traffic summons.
Peru Town Court has a portion of I-87 running through its judicial town court parameters. As such it receives a fair amount of speeding ticket violations for unsuspecting drivers passing through Clinton County.
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Before you plead guilty to your ticket, you should give our Peru traffic ticket defense law firm a call to learn how we can help you save money, points on your license, and insurance increases.
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT PERU TOWN COURT
3036 Main Street
Peru, New York 12972
Pursuant to NYS Law, the Town employs two Justices. These judges are charged with the responsibility of administering justice through a fair and impartial means. Prior to taking the bench, the judges take an oath of office wherein they attest to uphold the laws and constitution of the State and the United States.
The presiding judges are the Hon. Jack Lawliss & the Hon. James Kirby.
The role of the Court Clerk is to assist the Judges in carrying out their duties. They may assist the Judges in court as well as out of court. Many clerks send letters to litigants, collect fine monies, and help answer day-to-day questions before the court.
The Clerk of Peru Town Court is Holly Stone.
The clerk of the court holds regular office hours from Monday - Thursday - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and Friday - 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.
If you are unsure of the location of the court or the time in which you need to appear in court, the court clerk’s office can assist.
While the town can receive traffic tickets from any number of police agencies, it receives a large number of tickets from drivers speeding along I-87. Even though the local police, Sheriff’s Office, and Park Police issue tickets, for the most part, they are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office.
The Clinton County District Attorney’s Office primarily prosecuted criminal matters such as misdemeanors and felonies. However, they also handle the local town prosecutions for moving violations along the State owned thoroughfares.
Aren’t speeding tickets a pure money grab for small municipalities?
Many public officials around the United States have denounced the belief that speeding tickets are issued to raise revenue. Public officials have consistently stated that tickets are a way to hold public safety their highest priority.
Can’t every speeding ticket be dismissed or resolved with zero points?
Every case is unique. Every court is unique. It is difficult to make a blanket statement with regard the ultimate resolution of a legal matter.
If a plea of guilty is entered by mail, does the fine need to be paid at the same time?
In general, when a driver mails the court their guilty plea, the court will send back a letter with the fine amount with a date certain to pay the fine. If the driver does not get a response in 5 business days, the driver should call the court to follow up on the status of their ticket.
Why did they court not accept my plea of guilty by mail?
It is the court’s right to require a driver to appear in court. Some circumstance for which they may require a driver to appear can include an unusually high speed or criminal charges being levied against a defendant.
GIVE US A CALL
Our Clinton County and Peru Town traffic lawyers can be reached at 800-893-9645.
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