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In 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted legislation that increased cell phone violations to a five-point violation. Prior to the review in the law, cell phone violations were a three-point violation.
In light of the increase, many motorists are now actively seeking our highly skilled traffic attorney’s assistance to help them decrease their penalties in Albany City Court. In addition to a 5-point conviction, drivers can be facing a fine payable to the court in excess of $200.00, substantial insurance increases, and a lot of time wasted in court. If the same driver has other convictions on their driving record, they can be facing more than $300.00 in penalty fees to the department of motor vehicles and a license suspension.
About Our Firm: Our firm is strategically located to handle traffic tickets in practically every venue in New York State. We have represented clients from the Hamptons to Rochester. We are lead by a former New York City prosecutor who has the unique ability to analyze cases from both the prosecution and defense perspective. This allows our firm to quickly analyze and prepare for difficult cases. If you have a cell phone violation in Albany Traffic Court, give our lawyers a call today at 800-893-9645 to learn how we can help.
ALBANY TRAFFIC COURT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Albany City Hall, Basement
24 Eagle Street
Albany, N.Y. 12207
The court is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. It is accessible by public transportation and car. It is a handicapped accessible.
The court employs two full time judges. These judges are elected officials and take an oath office prior to taking the bench. They have sworn to faithfully execute their duties and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
The presiding judges are:
Hon. Gary F. Stiglmeier, City Court Judge
Hon. Helena Heath-Roland, City Court Judge
Albany City Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It is known as a local court. It is part of the 3rd Judicial District of the New York State Unified Court System.
It has the power to adjudicate all non-criminal traffic matters written under the Vehicle Traffic Law. These charges can include speeding under VTL 1180, failure to move over under VTL 1144-a, and disobeying a traffic control device under VTL 1110a.
DIRECTIONS TO THE COURT:
Take I-787 South. Exit at Clinton Avenue (Route 9) and turn Left onto South Pearl Street. Turn right onto State Street. Go straight on State Street for two blocks. Enter the building from Eagle Street. Make a right onto Eagle Street. City Hall is on the second block on your right hand side.
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