Saturday, April 5, 2014


Pomfret Ticket Lawyer Provides Insight Into Ticket Fighting

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Pomfret Traffic Court receives a large number of tickets per year.  One of the main contributing factors to its large court calendar is its proximity to I-90.  I-90 is a major New York State Thruway that traverses in an east and westbound direction.  Due to the volume of drivers that pass along I-90, there is a higher likelihood that some speeding tickets will be returnable to this court.

The majority of tickets issued in Pomfret are issued by the New York State Police Troop T.  These tickets are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office.  The majority of I-90 has a maximum 65 mph speed limit.  Many drivers lose concentration and innocuously driver within the 79-84 mph range. 

When a Trooper issues a speeding ticket, they are usually confirmed by visual estimate as well as laser or radar.  Tickets are issued on the Uniform Traffic Ticket form.

About Our Law Firm

If you were unfortunate to receive a speeding ticket, cell phone violation, or other traffic ticket, give our lawyers a call to learn how we can help you save time, money, and points on your license.  We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

Our attorneys maintain a statewide practice and we have offices and affiliations in Scarsdale, Ithaca, Cicero, Albany, Rochester, New York City, and Long Island.

Our strategic locations and legal experience has helped us represent clients in Pomfret Town Court and all throughout Chautauqua County.

We are lead by a former New York City prosecutor who has successfully defended thousands of traffic tickets.

The Court

Pomfret Town Court is located at 9-11 Church Street on the 3rd Floor in Fredonia.  It is in Chautauqua County.  The court has the power to adjudicate both civil and criminal cases.  It is a court of limited jurisdiction and cannot preside over all matters.  For example, civil cases that are heard in this court are usually under $3,000.00 in controversy.  Similarly, criminal cases are usually limited to misdemeanors.  The majority of cases presented to the court are traffic tickets. 


When we defend a driver against a speeding ticket, one of the major factors in evaluating whether or not their case can be resolved with an amicable resolution is the driver’s driving history.

In general, drivers with a prior conviction are less likely to receive a more favorable resolution as a person with a spotless driving record.

Why Do Prosecutors Take A Prior Driving Record Into Consideration?

Every court and prosecutor will react differently to the facts and circumstances surrounding a driver’s case.  However, as a general rule, the majority of prosecutors around the state share the belief that bad driving should not be rewarded.  In other words, in order to discourage repeat before, punishment should be administered at an escalated rate.

If I Hire Your Firm, Am I Required To Appear In Court?

For the most part, when our firm is hired to defend a driver on a speeding ticket, they will not be required to appear in court.  The law provides that a driver can duly authorize an attorney to appear in their stead.

Can Your Firm Get My Appearance Waived On A Suspended License Charge?

No.  Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor.  A driver charged under VTL 511 will be required to appear in court.

Under What Section Of Law Are Speeding Tickets Written Under?

The vast majority of speeding tickets are written under Vehicle Traffic Law section 1180.  There are other bodies of law available to an officer such as local law and Thruway Law.

If you have a speeding ticket and would like to save money, give our lawyers a call today at 800-893-9645.