Monday, January 20, 2014

Lawyer’s Guide To Piermont Village Court

A view of Piermont Court at night.

Having to go to court for the first time can be a daunting task.  This guide should answer some basic questions and help ease your mind about the legal arena.  If you have a legal matter in Piermont, give our lawyers a call to learn how we can help.  We can be reached at 914-723-7900


Piermont Village Court is located at 478 Piermont Ave, 2nd Floor, Piermont, NY 10968.  The court is handicapped accessible.  The court does not have a dedicated parking lot.  There is some parking along the street and municipal parking lots with close walking distance.  The court clerk maintains regular business hours and can be reached at (845) 359-1258.  The role of the court clerk is to assist the judges in carrying out their judicial responsibilities.  This can include but not be limited to sending out letters, collecting fine money, and communicating with law enforcement.

The court falls within the 9th Judicial District of New York and is located within Rockland County.  The court is responsible for both limited civil and criminal cases.  On the civil side, it can hear cases typically known as small claims cases, landlord tenant matters, and small contractual disputes.  On the criminal side, it mostly hears misdemeanor cases such as CPSC7th and AUO 3rd.


Our lawyers have appeared in local courts around Piermont, South Nyack, Orangetown and Rockland County for years.  We have successfully defending clients on misdemeanor suspended license cases falling with VTL 511.1 and traffic matters falling under VTL 1180. If you need help, give our lawyers a call at 914-723-7900 to learn how we can help.


For the most part, traffic tickets issued within Piermont are issued by the Piermont Police Officers.  As such, the officers prosecute the cases themselves.  The bucolic village has narrow roads and a low speed limit in many locations.  It is important to strictly enforce speed restrictions to help protect the public’s safety.

Traffic Court is held on the 2nd Floor.  When a case is resolved, the court’s preference is that fines are paid immediately.  Fines can be paid by credit card and paid online.  The failure to pay a fine will result in a driver’s privilege to drive being suspended.


Criminal cases are prosecuted by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.  Criminal court is usually held at night but can be changed to accommodate special circumstances such as hearings and trials.

Defendants are expected to appear in court for each and every court conference.  When a defendant fails to appear in court, the judge has the ability to issue a warrant for the defendant’s arrest.

Q and A

What should I do if my license is suspended in Piermont?

A call to our office can help determine whether or not you should retain legal counsel.  The majority of drivers with a suspended license will not need an attorney to represent them in court.  The payment of a suspension lift may be sufficient to remedy the situation.

How many points am I facing for my speeding ticket?

01 to 10 mph over the limit3
11 to 204
21 to 306
31 to 408
More than 4011

Call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645 for a consultation.

How much are my fines?

 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

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