Friday, December 12, 2014


Moreau Traffic Court Lawyers

Do you have a speeding ticket pending in the Moreau Town Court?  If so, we can help.  Give our Moreau traffic ticket lawyers a call at 800-893-9645 to learn how we can help you save time, money, and points on your license.

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
·                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

About the Court

The Moreau Town Court is located at 351 Reynolds Road in Moreau New York.  Its postal zip code is 12828.  It is located in Saratoga County and is part of the 4th Judicial District of the Unified Court System of New York.

This is a full time court and holds regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The court employs two town justices.  They take turns presiding over cases on alternating Thursdays and as needed.  They are elected to four year terms and have the power to preside over small claims matters, landlord tenant cases, criminal misdemeanors, and non-felony traffic violations.

While the Justices are responsible for the overall functionality of the court, they receive help in running the day to day operations with the assistance of their court clerks.  Some of the tasks performed by the court clerks include maintaining court records, sending out letters, and collecting fine money.

While the clerks can answer many questions, they are prohibited from giving legal advice.

Who prosecutes traffic tickets in Moreau Town Court?

While the vast majority of traffic tickets are not a criminal charge, they are still prosecuted by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.  The power to prosecute can be delegated to a municipal prosecutor or a police officer.

How much will a first time Moreau speeding conviction cost?

Every driver convicted of a moving violation will be subject to pay a fine and surcharge.  The amount of the fine will vary depending on the nature of the conviction and the facts surrounding the ticket.

While the New York Legislature has set the range of fines allowable in a ticket case, the judge is in charge of imposing the fine.

This chart will give you a quick glimpse into the possible combinations of fines allowed on a first time speeding conviction.

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

How are points assessed against a license?

A conviction to a moving violation will result in points being assessed against a driver’s privilege to drive.  Once a driver exceeds 10 points, their license will be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  There are many other situations that can triggers a license suspension but they will not be discussed in this blog post.

A speeding conviction can result in as few as 3 points and as many at 11 points.  The number of points will depend on the rate of speed for which the driver is convicted. 

Here is a quick glimpse into the speeding tickets and the points assessed.

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

About Our Law Firm

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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.