OFFICIAL GUIDE TO VALHALLA TRAFFIC COURT
Over the years, I have made thousands of appearances in traffic courts around New York State. Of all the courts I have appeared, Mt. Pleasant (also known as Valhalla Court) must be one of the busiest. This is partially attributable to the large number of traffic violations that are made returnable to this court. The Town of Mt. Pleasant is located in the center of Westchester County. It has several major highways running through the heart of the municipality. Two of these highways include the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Sprain Brook Parkway. These major thoroughfares accommodate thousands of drivers each day and they are vigilantly patrolled by law enforcement. As a result, many drivers are issued tickets returnable to this court.
Mt. Pleasant Town Court receives large number tickets written under the Vehicle Traffic Law. These tickets can include speeding ticket violations and following too closely violations. Many of the tickets adjudicated in this court can carry points against a license, monetary fines, and significant insurance increases.
Speeding tickets and other moving violations can be written under similar statutes such as the Town Code, Parkway Rules and Regs, and Thruway Regulations.
SPEEDING POINT CHART
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
COST OF A TICKET
The cost of a ticket is controlled by statute. It is up to the presiding judge to consider all of the facts surrounding the ticket and issue the appropriate fine.
First-time speeding offense
$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets
(within eighteen months)
Up to $1,575
Disobey a Traffic Signal
(no other penalty provided)
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer
$ varies based on the charge and location
THE LOCAL LAWYER ADVANTAGE
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Who prosecutes tickets in Mt. Pleasant?
The majority of tickets returnable to Mt. Pleasant are prosecuted by the Town Attorney’s Office. They prosecute tickets issued by the New York State Police and Mt. Pleasant Town Police. The County Police can defer to the Town Attorney or elect to prosecute their own cases.
Where is the court located?
One Town Hall PlazaValhalla, NY 10595
How do I contact the court if I have a question?
Mt. Pleasant is a full time court. They can be reached by phone or in person.
Is there parking at the court?
There is a small parking lot located outside of the court. When court is in session, the parking lot tends to fill up quickly. It is recommended that litigants arrive early to ensure their timely arrival.
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