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Cornwall Traffic Court is held on regularly on Thursday afternoon. The court receives a large number of moving violations due to its proximity to several major thoroughfares such as Interstate 87 (I-87). If you were unfortunate to receive a traffic ticket in Cornwall, give our speeding ticket defense lawyers a call to learn how we can help you. We can be reached at 914-723-7900.
The Town Prosecutor prosecutes traffic tickets in Cornwall. Criminal cases are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office.
What To Expect In Cornwall Traffic Court
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Cornwall Justice Court is a court of local jurisdiction. It has the authority to adjudicate both civil and criminal cases. Its civil jurisdiction is limited to cases involving $3,000.00 in controversy. Its criminal jurisdiction is widely limited to misdemeanor crimes.
In order to receive a date to appear in traffic court, a driver must enter a timely plea of not guilty. This can be done in person or by mail. In order to be timely, should technically Answer the ticket within 48 hours.
Getting To Court
The Court is conveniently located to several major highways. Both I-87 and the Palisades Interstate Parkway will get a driver within close proximity of the court.
The Court has a large parking lot in front of the building. It provides ample parking for all attendees.
It is recommended that anyone attending traffic court should arrive at least half an hour before the stated court time. This will allow for check in and conferencing.
Prior to seeing a judge, drivers will have an opportunity to meet with the prosecutor to address the merits of their case. In some cases, a plea bargain can be reached. A plea bargain is a reduction in charges.
The Court is secured with several court attendants. These officers will instruct everyone entering the court to walk through a magnetometer and to discharge all food and beverages.
If a resolution can be reached with the prosecutor, the driver will be instructed to wait to see the Judge. The Judge can reject the plea bargain. If the Judge accepts the plea, a sentence will be imposed. The sentence can include a monetary fine as well as other proposed conditions of the discharge.
If a plea bargain cannot be reached, the case will be adjourned for a date in the future. The adjournment will usually result in a trial where both the prosecution and defense will have an opportunity to present witnesses.
In Cornwall, the court is bound by proof beyond a reasonable doubt standard. If the prosecution cannot meet this standard, the case must be dismissed.
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