Monday, November 17, 2014

Montgomery Town Court: A New York Lawyer's Guide

Caught Speeding On I-84

Many drivers fall prey to one of the many speed traps located on I-84.  While there are many courts which adjudicate tickets issued along this highway, one of busiest courts is Montgomery Town Court located in Orange County.

If you were issued a speeding ticket or moving violation and it is returnable to the Montgomery Traffic Court, give us a call to schedule your confidential consultation.  We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

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Our law firm has helped thousands of drivers save time, money, and points on their license.  Our law firm has over 30 years of legal experience and we been recognized as one of the premiere traffic ticket defense law firms in the New York State.  We are led by a former New York City prosecutor with the skills and experience necessary to fight you ticket.  Call us to schedule your confidential consultation.

Tidbits About Montgomery Town Court

Montgomery Town Court is located at 110 Bracken Rd, Montgomery, NY. Its postal zip code is 12549.

It is a part time court with two presiding justices.  While the judges are mostly known for carrying out justice, they are the primary overseer of the court.  They are responsible for the court’s finances and accounting.  Because the judges have many responsibilities, they employ a Court Clerk.  The Clerk of the Court helps the court to carry out its day to day activities such as sending out letters, collecting fine money, and answers questions on the telephone.

The court is part of the New York State 9th Judicial District which also includes Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties.   It is a court of limited jurisdiction and cannot hear every court in the State.  Civil cases are limited to $3,000.00 in controversy and most criminal cases are limited to misdemeanor matters.

Traffic Court:  While the court can hold court on any date or time they prefer, the majority of traffic matters are heard during their night court session.

What Is The Prosecution Required to Prove On  Speeding Ticket?

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.

The majority of speeding tickets are verified with two forms of verification.  First, an officer will typically use a radar device to verify the speed.  The majority of police officers use the radar dual stalker.  Second, the speed will verified by visual estimation. 

How Will I Know When I Should To Go To Court?

When a driver enters a timely plea of not guilty, they will receive a letter in the mail advising them to appear in court.  If the driver changes their address, it is their responsibility to notify the court of their address change.

What If I Can’t Make It To Court?

Receiving an adjournment on a traffic ticket is possible.  Requests for an adjournment must be made at least 7 days prior to the court appearance.  Sending the court a request to adjourn does not guarantee that the adjournment will be granted. It is up to the judge’s discretion to grant the adjournment.

Are Cell Phone Allowed In Court?

Cell phones, food, and drinks are prohibited in court. 

Our Orange County Ticket Law Firm 

Join the thousands of drivers that have saved time, money, and points on their license with our law firm.  We have over 30 years of legal experience and we have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in the State.  Let our skill and experience work for you.  Give us a call now at 800-893-9645 and schedule your confidential consultation.

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