Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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Receiving a traffic ticket is enough to ruin anyone’s day.  The thought of increased insurance, hefty fines, and time wasted in court is enough to frustrate almost any driver.

Fortunately, there is a better way to pleading guilty.  Call our Ramapo ticket lawyers and learn how we can help you.  We have over 30 years of legal experience and we have helped thousands of clients throughout New York State.  Our traffic ticket defense team is lead by Joseph P. Villanueva.  He is a former prosecutor with keen insight into the prosecution and defense of some of the most difficult traffic matters. Being able to identify problems before the happen can make all the difference in the success of your matter.

Where is the court located?  What is their phone number?

Town of Ramapo
237 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901

(845) 357-5100 Ext. 239

The court is located in same building as Ramapo’s town government.  There is ample parking behind Route 59.

What types of cases are heard in Ramapo Town Court?

Ramapo Town Court is a court of local jurisdiction. It is limited in the type of cases that it can adjudicate.  It maintains a criminal, civil, and traffic ticket calendar.  It has the power to hear all misdemeanor cases including but not limited to DWI, Assault in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree.  Its civil calendar will typically contain landlord tenant matters; civil disputes less than $3,000.00 and zoning law violations.  The court’s traffic calendar will have cases ranging from transportation law violations, speeding tickets, and cell phone violations.  Criminal acts written on the vehicle traffic law such as AUO (driving with a suspended license) will be heard on the criminal court calendar.

What are the court’s hours of operation?

The court’s hours of operation are subject to change without notice.  If you are unsure of your court date, you should call the court to ascertain the right date and time.  Failure to appear in court could have significant adverse consequences that may not be undone.

7:00 pm- traffic

9:00 am- criminal
2:00 pm- criminal

9:00 am- civil
10:30- traffic
12:30- traffic
2:00 pm- civil

9:30 am- criminal
2:00 pm- traffic
3:00 pm- civil

How many judges preside in Ramapo Town Court?

Ramapo Town Court employs 3 judges.  Each judge takes an oath and swears or affirms to uphold the laws of the Constitution.

Alan Simon, Town Justice
Rhoda F. Schoenberger, Town Justice
David J. Stein, Town Justice

What takes place at the pre-trial conference?

The vast majority of Traffic tickets in Ramapo are prosecuted by the Town Attorney’s Office.  On a pre-trial conference date, litigants will be instructed by court security to line up outside of the court.  Each driver will be called up to meet with a prosecutor in the order in which they arrived.  The prosecutors will evaluate the case and have a brief discussion as to the merits of the tickets. 

Once the conference is held, the driver will be instructed to enter the court and wait to see a judge.  Prior to entering the court, the driver will pass through a magnetometer and be instructed to turn off all electronic devices.  Once in from of the judge, the driver will decide whether or not to plead guilty or to adjourn the case for trial.

About Our firm: for more information about Ramapo ticket defense, give our lawyers a call at 914-723-7900.