Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Union Vale Town Court Ticket Lawyer

Don’t Plead Guilty Before You Know Your Rights in Union Vale

If you have found this blog, there is a good chance that you have been issued a ticket and it is returnable to the Union Vale Town Court.  You probably have many questions regarding your ticket.  This blog will help answer some of your questions. 

We Can Help: we have over 30 years of legal experience and we have excelled getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.

About the Union Vale Town Court:  The court is located at 249 Duncan Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.  It is located in Dutchess County a short distance north of Putnam County.  The court maintains limited jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and traffic court cases.  For the most part, civil cases are limited up to $3,000.00 in controversy.  Many litigants refer to these cases as small claims cases.  Criminal cases and traffic cases are limited to non-felony matters.  A typical traffic court calendar will have allegations of speeding, cell phone use, and move over law violations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ticket does not say how many points I am facing.  How many points am I facing on my license?  

The number of points a driver is facing will depend on the nature of the charge.  Most moving violations will vary from 0 to 11 points.  The majority of clients that hire our firm are facing a speeding ticket.  This chart will help you quickly ascertain the number of points you are facing.

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

The ticket does not list a fine amount if I plead guilty.  How much do I have to pay in fines?

Most tickets do not list a fine amount.  The amount of your fine will be set by the presiding judge at the time your ticket is adjudicated.  In general, a judge is responsible for reviewing your case and setting a fine based upon the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.

Fines can vary depending on the severity of the charge and frequency of the charge.  For example, a repeat speeding conviction within 18 months can be sentenced with additional fines.

Here is the fine range for repeat offenders convicted of driving 1-10 mph over the speed limit.   As you will notice, the fine can increase from a maximum of $300.00 to $525.00
Convictions within Eighteen Months
Minimum Fine
Maximum Fine
Mandatory NYS Surcharge
$88.00 or $93.00
$88.00 or $93.00
$88.00 or $93.00

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