Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fine Town Ticket Lawyers

Don't Just Pay Your Traffic Ticket, Fight Your Ticket!

A scenic drive along Route 3 in St. Lawrence County has resulted in many driver being issued an expensive speeding ticket.

Fighting a speeding ticket in Fine Town Court in St. Lawrence County can be a stressful experience. After all, most drivers are not seasoned courtroom litigators.  The mere thought of fighting with a prosecutor, Judge, and police officer is enough to give most drivers a sleepless night.

However, there is a better way to handling your traffic ticket rather than appearing in court as a pro-se litigant.  With our Fine Town speeding ticket law firm, we help you fight your ticket and minimize your contact with the justice system. Many drivers that contact our office live hundreds of miles away and cannot return for their court appearance.  Fortunately, on a standard moving violation, our Fine Town traffic ticket lawyer can represent a driver without them being present in court.  That’s right, we do the work while you stay home.  If you are in need of legal assistance, give us a call today at 800-893-9645.

About Our Firm:  our traffic ticket law firm has over 30 years of legal experience.  We are led by a former New York City prosecutor with the unique skills to help you obtain the best possible outcome on your particular case.  We have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.  Give us a call today and ask for your free confidential telephone consultation.  We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

About the court:  Fine Town Court is located at 4078 NY-3, Star Lake, NY 13690.   It is part of the 4th Judicial District which also encompasses Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties.

The Court is known as a court of limited jurisdiction.  As such, its power to preside over cases is not absolute.  For the most part, criminal cases are limited or misdemeanors and civil cases are limited up to $3,000.00 in controversy.  

Useful Court Tidbits

How many points am I facing?  The number of points a driver is facing will depend on the nature of the violation.  Some violations have a fixed number of points and others can vary depending on the severity of the charge.  For example, a stop sign violation written under VTL 1172 (a) will always be a 3 point violation unless the New York State Legislature amends the law.  On the other hand, a speeding conviction under VTL 1180 (b) can vary from 3 points to 11 points depending on the number of MPH above the speed limit the driver is convicted of.

This chart will help first time speeders quickly ascertain how many points they 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

Fines and Surcharges:  Our attorneys fight for our clients and attempt to resolve their case with the most favorable possible outcome.  Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most widely issued tickets in the state.   (Fines are subject to change without notice).  Call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645.

First-time speeding offense$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets
(within eighteen months)
Up to $1,575
Traffic Infraction$100-$300
Disobey a Traffic Signal
Misdemeanor Convictions
(no other penalty provided)
Uninspected Vehicles$25-$200
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer$25-$200
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer$0-$100
Surcharges$ varies based on the charge and location

New York Driver Assessment:  
New York State imposes a Driver Responsibility Assessment (also known as a DRA) for drivers who accumulate six points or more on their driving record.  Call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645 for a consultation.

Six points or more on record$300 one time payment;
or $100 each year for 3 years
Any additional points earned over six points
$25 for each point for 3 years
Refusing to take a breathalyzer test, conviction for alcohol related traffic offense or conviction for drug related traffic offense$250 each year for 3 years

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