Friday, October 30, 2015

Chestertown Traffic Violation Lawyer

Our Chester Town Court speeding ticket and traffic ticket lawyers lawyers save you money and fight to protect your license.

We have over 30 years of legal practice and can help you save time, money, and points on your license.  We can be reached at 800-893-9845.

Each year many motorist travel along I-87 en route to visit loved ones at college or enjoy a long weekend skiing with friends.  Sometimes, these drivers are pulled over and issued an expensive speeding ticket returnable to the Chester Town Court (also known as Chestertown Court) in Warren County.

The majority of I-87 as it passes through Chester Town is a 65 mph zone.  In light of the bucolic scenery, it is easy for drivers to lose track of their speed and exceed the speeding limit.

To their surprise, what started out as a leisurely drive has now ended up in a costly and stressful speeding ticket that can result in points on their license and massive insurance increases?

We can help you save money.  If you would like to save money, we can help you.  Give us a call at 800-893-9645.  We have helped thousands of drivers have their tickets either dismissed or reduced.

Court Address:  The court is located at 6307 U.S. 9, Chestertown, NY 12817. It maintains business hours on most weekdays from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Court Tidbits: Chester Town Court is located in New York’s Fourth Judicial District. It has the power to adjudicate civil cases up to $3,000.00 in controversy.  Cases with greater sums of money in dispute must be filed in higher courts such as County Court or Supreme Court.  In additional to civil cases, the court has limited jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases and traffic tickets.

Useful Court Tidbits

Can a driver under the age of 18 years enter a plea of guilty to their traffic ticket?

When a driver under the age of 18 wishes to enter a not guilty plea, they must submit their plea with the signature of a parent of guardian.  Their failure to properly Answer their ticket can result in a suspension of their license and possibly a default judgment.

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

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).  

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

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. We have over 30 years of legal experience and have helped thousands of drivers fight speeding ticket and other moving violations.  We have been recognized as Top Lawyers and the State.  We have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.

  • 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