Wednesday, November 4, 2015

East Greenbush Traffic Lawyer


Some drivers have the misfortune of driving along I-87 and being issued an expensive speeding ticket returnable to the East Greenbush Town Court. If you were issued a speeding ticket and it is in going to be heard in the East Greenbush Town Court, give us a call at 800-893-9645.  We can help.  We have helped thousands of drivers fight their speeding tickets and traffic violations all the way from East Hampton up to East Greenbush and beyond.  We have over 30 years of legal experience
and we can help you save time, money, and points on your license.

While the majority of speeding ticket are issued by the New York State Police, the East Greenbush Police Department frequently enforces the Vehicle Traffic Law on local roads such as Route 20.  The State Troopers tend to issue their summonses on the Interstate and the East Greenbush Police tend to issue on the local municipal roads.

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

What would happen if I fill in Section A and enter a plea of guilty by mail?

A plea of guilty to the charge is the equivalent to a conviction after trial.  If you are convicted, not only will you be liable to a penalty, but in addition your license to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle, and your certificate of registration, if any, are subject to suspension and revocation as prescribed by law.

How can a driver plead guilty by mail?

If you would like to plead guilty to the non-misdemeanor traffic ticket, you should place an “x” through Section B and complete Section A of the ticket. Don’t forget to sign it.  You mail the ticket back to the court with some form of return receipt requested.

Can the court reject a plea of guilty by mail?

Yes.  It is up to the judge to accept the plea. If the plea of guilty is rejected, a driver will be given a letter advising them of a future court date.

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. 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