FIGHT YOUR VOLNEY TICKET AND SAVE
So you are taking a trip with your family through Oswego County when suddenly you hear the sound of blazing sirens. Clearly there is no mistake that this is the sound of a police officer’s car attempting to pull you over. As you ease off the gas pedal and look down, you can see that you are driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. You mind starts to race and your heart starts to pump. You ask yourself, “how much is this going to cost me in fines penalties, and insurance increases.”
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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
OUR SPEEDING TICKET LAW FIRM
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ABOUT THE COURT
Volney Town Court is 1445 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069. It is a court of limited jurisdiction. It can only adjudicate a limited number of civil and criminal matters. Most civil matters are disputes with less than $3,000.00 in controversy. These can include small claims cases, landlord tenant disputes, and fights over contracts. Most criminal cases heard in this court are misdemeanors. Some very common misdemeanors are DWI, simple assault, and petit larceny. This court can adjudicate all matters written under the Vehicle Traffic Law with the exception of felony matters. A typical traffic court calendar will include speeding violations, cell phone violations, and lane change violations.
ENTERING A PLEA
If you received a ticket, you are required to enter a timely plea. Your plea can be either guilty or not guilty. Your failure to answer the ticket will result in your privilege to drive being suspended.
There are instructions listed on the ticket as to the court address and when your plea is needed.
GOING TO COURT
Upon entering a timely plea, the court will send you a court notice in the mail. If you do not receive a notice, you should call the court and ascertain whether or not a date has been scheduled.
When you court date arrives, it is important to dress in a respectful manner. For example, most courts will require litigants to remove litigants in their hats while in court.
If you are talking to the judge, the judge should be addressed as “you honor.”
The majority of traffic tickets in Volney are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office. Most drivers are given an opportunity to meet with the prosecutor to discuss their case prior to meeting with the judge. This is called plea-bargaining.
If a plea bargain cannot be reached, your case will be adjourned for trial. A trial can be a complicated process. At a trial, the prosecution bears the burden of proof and must prove every element of the offense. In a traffic matter, the primary witness for the prosecution will be the police officer that wrote the ticket. The defense is not required to present evidence. The defense will have an opportunity to confront the prosecution witnesses.
When a traffic ticket with resolved with a disposition other than a dismissal, the judge will have the opportunity to issue a fine. The fine will vary according to the offense. When a fine is imposed, it is the court’s preference that the fine by paid at the same time.