Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Westfield Town Court Lawyer

Fight Your Ticket And Save Money

Westfield Town Court is a municipal court located in Chautauqua County New York.  This court adjudicates thousands of cases per year including traffic tickets. 

While traffic tickets can be issued along any public road in the county, the majority of speeding tickets are issued along the Interstate 90 corridor.  If you were issued a speeding ticket or traffic ticket and it is returnable to the Westfield Town Court, we can help.  Give our award-winning lawyers at 800-893-9645 and schedule your confidential consultation.

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.

About the court:  Westfield Town Court is known as a court of local jurisdiction.  It has the power to hear criminal, civil, and traffic cases.  Criminal cases are largely limited to misdemeanor matters.  Civil cases are largely limited to small claims cases or cases involving $3,000.00 or less in controversy.  Traffic cases are usually issued under the Vehicle Traffic Law and limited to non-felony cases.

FAQs with a Westfield Ticket Lawyer 

Who prosecutes traffic tickets in Westfield?

New York State Troopers are not allowed to conference traffic tickets.  As such, tickets issued by the State Police are conferenced with the District Attorney’s Office. 

What is a Westfield Town Court pre-trial traffic conference?

The pre-trial conference is an opportunity for the defendant or their attorney to meet and attempt to work out a resolution without having a trial.  While formal testimony and evidence is not submitted to the court, exhibits can be submitted to the prosecutor for review.  Every prosecutor will view pre-trial exhibits in a different light.  Some prosecutors will consider the exhibits while others will dismiss them.

Does a driver really have 48 hours to return the ticket?

Yes.  Technically, upon issuance, a driver has 48 hours to respond to the ticket with a plea of guilty or not guilty.  We recommend that anyone issued a ticket enters their plea with some form of return receipt requested.

If I plead guilty by mail, how much would I have to pay in fines?

Fines for tickets issued by the New York State police are not written on the ticket.  The fine for a moving violations are set by the judge.  The fine can vary depending on the facts and circumstances of the cases.  As such, if a guilty plea is entered by mail, the court will send a fine notice with time to pay in the mail. 

We Can Help. Call Us Today at 800-893-9645:  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