Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Harrison Traffic Ticket Defense

Every year, this law firm represented hundreds of driver’s accused of speeding and other moving violations around New York State.  One of the more frequent courts we can be found in is Harrison Town Court.

About The Court

Harrison Town Court is located at 1 Heinneman Place in Harrison, New York.  The court has the power to adjudicate many different types of cases.  This includes civil, criminal, and traffic matters.  While this court hears thousands of cases every year, the majority of cases heard are traffic matters.  These tickets vary from simple parking tickets to varying degrees of speeding. 

Recent Changes

The most noticeable change is that Harrison now accepts credit card payments for all fines via the Internet visiting www.harrisonnypayments.com

This change has been heralded by many court litigants and attorneys as a welcome edition.  In the past, litigants needed to pay either in person or via bank check/money order.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Constitutes a Speeding Ticket Case?

There are 5 core elements that a prosecutor must establish to prevail at a speeding ticket trial. These elements are:

1. Identification of the driver,
2. Operation,
3. Vehicle,
4. Jurisdiction, and
5. Speed over the limit.

Why Fight A Ticket With A Lawyer?

It’s simple.  Our law firm will save you money, time, and points on your license.  We have helped thousands of drivers limit their exposure to the penalties associated with their ticket. Furthermore, we have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.

How Do I Hire Your Firm?

The first step is to call our law firm without delay. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.  Upon calling, you will receive a free initial telephone consultation.  We will help you ascertain the number of points you are facing, your financial exposure, and the probability of our success on your case.  If you decide to engage our firm, we will email you our related retainer documents. Upon receipt of the executed documents, we will fight to get you the best possible outcome on your case.

How Do I Enter A Plea?

A driver can enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.  Either plea can be done in person at the courthouse.  The plea will be entered with Lloyd’s clerk of the court at their office.  In the alternative, a timely plea can be entered by mail within 48 hours of receipt of the ticket.  If a plea of not guilty is entered by mail, it is our recommendation that some form of return receipt is requested.

How Much Are The Fines?

Similar to points, the fine depends on the nature of the charge.  Furthermore, repeat offenders will face additional fines.

The Judge is given a fine range for which they can assess a fine.  The New York State Legislature has set this range.  Given the facts and circumstances of the case, the judge will determine the proper fine to give a driver.

On every speeding conviction, New York State has imposed a mandatory surcharge.  The surcharge is the portion of money that is paid to New York State.

How Many Points Can I Receive Until I Am Suspended?

There are many different circumstances that can result in a driver losing their privilege to drive. One circumstance can be the accumulation of eleven or more points in an 18 month period.

How Long Do Points Stay On My License?

For purposes of reaching the eleven point threshold, points will run for eighteen months from the date of issuance.

Be cautious.  Although the points will not be held against you after eighteen months, the conviction can still be visible to law enforcement for years to follow.

How Can I Reduce The Amount Of Points On My License?

A certified defensive driving course within New York State can reduce up to four points on a driver’s license.

Points cannot be banked and saved for a rainy day.  For example, if a driver has three point conviction, they will not receive a negative one point that can be saved for a rainy day.

1st time Conviction Within Eighteen (18) Months
Minimum Fine
Maximum Fine
Maximum Imprisonment
Points on Driving Record
10 mph or less
$88.00 or $93.00
11-30 mph
30 Days
$88.00 or $93.00
31 mph or over
30 Days
$88.00 or $93.00

About Our Law Firm

Our law firm has over 30 years of legal experience and we are led by a former prosecutor.  We have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in the State.

Join the thousands of drivers that have saved time, money and points on their license with our traffic ticket defense firm.  Call our former prosecutor at 800-893-9645 and ask for a confidential consultation today.

Charges We Fight: Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

·                Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
·                Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
·                Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
·                Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
·                Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
·                Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
·                Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
·                Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
·                Operating with a suspended registration under VTL § 512 (Misdemeanor)
·                Red Light under VTL § 1111
·                Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
·                Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
·                Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128