Thursday, September 10, 2015

Schodack Traffic Violation Attorney


Pleading guilty to a Schodack traffic violation can be very costly and stressful.  Some of the costs can include hundreds of dollars in fines, hundreds more in DMV Assessment fees, and insurance increases.  Furthermore, the stress of fighting with a seasoned prosecutor, cop, and judge is enough to cause a restless night sleep for some of the most seasoned attorneys.   Our experienced Schodack attorneys have fought thousands of tickets in New York State and can help you. Save money, time, and points on your license. Call our law firm today at 800-893-9645.

About the Court:  Schodack Town Court is a court of local jurisdiction located in Rensselaer County.  It is part of the larger 3rd Judicial District of the New York State Court Administration.

As a court of local jurisdiction, the judges have limited power to adjudicate cases.  In other words, not very case can be heard in this court.  For the most part, civil cases are limited up to $3,000.00 in controversy.  Most litigants will refer to these cases as small claims cases.  Some examples of civil cases may include property damage cases, contract disputes, and landlord tenant cases.  Largely, criminal cases are limited to misdemeanor crimes.

Why Fight A Speeding Ticket?

Did you know a conviction to a speeding ticket can cost you hundreds and perhaps thousands of dollars in fines, penalties, lost time, and insurance increases?  In some extreme cases, a conviction can result in a jail sentence and a loss of one’s privilege to drive.

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

How Many Points Can I Receive Until I Am Suspended?

There are many factors that can result in a driver losing their right to drive in New York.  Perhaps the most common reason is a driver accumulating too many points.  Once a driver is convicted of 11 points within an 18-month period, the DMV has the right to suspend the motorist privilege to drive.

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

We Can Help!

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.

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