Monday, August 4, 2014


Fight Your Rockland Town Ticket And Save Money

Did you know that pleading guilty to a speeding ticket in Rockland Town Traffic Court could cost you hundreds of dollars in fines and penalties?

A conviction to driving 86 mph in a 55 mph can result in a fine of $600.00 together with a $93.00 New York State surcharge.  Further, the Department of Motor Vehicles will levy an additional $450.00 fine called the driver’s responsibility assessment.  In addition, your insurance company will have the option to significantly raise your premiums or drop you as a client.  All this for a speeding ticket!

We Can Help

Our Rockland Town traffic ticket lawyers can help.  We have helped thousands of driver’s around the State limit their exposure to fines, penalties, and insurance increases.  We have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.  Joseph P. Villanueva, Esq. who is a former New York City prosecutor, leads us.  His experience prosecuting and defending serious felony and misdemeanor matters has given him a unique perspective on traffic ticket defense law.  As such, he can quickly analyze the strength and weakness of your speeding ticket or traffic ticket.

About The Court

Rockland Justice Court is located at the Municipal Building , 1939 Old Route 17, PO Box 28 in Roscoe, New York.  Its postal zip code is 12776.    Traffic Court is typically held on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm.

The court is considered a part time court, however, it maintains a full time staff.  The leader of the Court is the Judge.  The leader of the court personnel is the Court Clerk.  While the Judge maintains the responsibility of presiding of matters before the court, the Court Clerk acts as the primary support of the Judge.  As such, questions about court procedures, the payment of fines, and court protocols can be addressed to the Clerk.  The court cannot dispense legal advice.  


Rockland Town Court is considered to be a local court.  It has the power to adjudicate civil matters where the case in controversy is less than $3,000.00.  Some common causes of action seen in local courts can include a breach of contract, landlord tenant matters, and local law violations.  The majority of criminal cases heard before this court are misdemeanors such as DWI, Assault in the 3rd Degree, and Aggravated Harassment.


The number of points facing a driver will depend on the rate of speed for which a driver is convicted.  This chart will help you quickly determine the number of points you are facing.

01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40


How many points can a driver receive before they are suspended?

There are many different circumstances that can trigger a license suspension.  With respect to points, a driver will lose their privilege to drive if they are conviction of eleven points within an eighteen month period.

Are State Troopers required to issue a supporting deposition?

A supporting deposition is a more detailed description of the traffic ticket.  The vast majority of traffic ticket issued by the State Police will include a supporting deposition with the ticket.

Do I need to respond to the ticket in person or by mail?

A timely plea of not guilty can be entered by mail.  We recommend that a plea entered by mail be done via certified return receipt requested.

Save Money

If you have a speeding ticket in Rockland Town Court, give our award winning lawyer a call today at 800-893-9645 and ask for your confidential consultation.