Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Fight Your Ghent Speeding Ticket And Save Money 

Have You Been Caught Speeding?
Give Us A Call Today
Ghent Traffic Court is located in Columbia County.  This court receives a large number of speeding tickets and other moving violations due to its proximity to the Taconic State Parkway.  If you were issued speeding ticket, give our award winning speeding ticket defense lawyers a call today at 800-893-9645.

What Happens If I Plead Guilty By Mail

If you fill out “Section A” on your speeding ticket, you will be entering a plea of guilty to the charge.  A plea of guilty is binding and it has the same weight as if you were found guilty after trial.

In this scenario, the court will mail you a fine and the Department of Motor Vehicles will assess points against your license.  Eventually, your insurance company can find out about the conviction and either raise your rates or drop you as a client.

The Cost Of A Ticket

If you plead guilty to a 3, 4, 6, or 8 point first time speeding ticket, the court will impose a fine somewhere between $45.00 - $600.00 and impose mandatory New York State surcharge of $93.00.

A conviction which will results in 6 points will result in an additional $300.00 driver responsibility assessment (DRA) from the department of motor vehicles.  For drivers with more than 6 points, the DRA will be higher.

We Can Help

If you need help fighting your Ghent speeding ticket, give our lawyers a call.  We have fought thousands for tickets and helped limit our client’s exposure to fines, penalties and insurance increases.  We are led by a former prosecutor with a keen understanding of the law and local rules of court.  Having a lawyer familiar with the local rules, procedures, and protocols can make all the difference in the success of your case.

We can be reached at 800-893-9645.


How much time do I have to respond to the ticket?

Technically, a driver issued a speeding ticket returnable to local court has 48 hours to respond by mail.

Do I have to enter my plea by certified mail?

No.  However, we recommend it.  The old saying is true, “an ounce of prevention is worth its weight in gold.”

What can happen if I ignore my ticket?

Eventually, your license will be suspended.  Driving with a suspended license is a crime.  A person caught driving with a suspended license can be arrested and charged under Vehicle Traffic Law 511.

Where is the court located?

Ghent Traffic Court is located at 2308Route 66 in Ghent, New York.  Its postal zip code is 12075.  The court is conveniently located to several major highways and has ample parking for litigants.

Will I face enhanced penalties if I plead not guilty?

Each case is evaluated individually.  Typically, a plea of not guilty will not result in a driver receiving additional or enhanced charges.

Will a defensive driving course eliminate my points?

Taking a defensive driving course can help a driver eliminate up to 4 points on their license. 

Give Us A Call

If you are unsure how to proceed and are in need to legal representation, give our lawyers a call.  We have over 30 years of legal experience and have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in New York State.  Give us a call at 800-893-9645 and schedule your confidential consultation.