Thursday, March 17, 2016

Beacon City Court

Beacon Ticket Lawyer Fights For You
Lead Counsel, Joseph P. Villanueva

If you found this webpage, there is a good chance that you have a ticket pending in Beacon Traffic Court.  If you are looking to fight this ticket, 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.

How Many Points Am I Facing?

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).  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

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

About Beacon

Located in Dutchess County, New York, Beacon is a city whose population was placed at a little over 15,500 during the 2010 US census. The city was so named as a way to commemorate the beacon fires that were lit on summit of Fishkill Mountains to alert the Continental Army about the movements of the British troops. Originally, the city of beacon consisted of the villages of Fishkill Landing and Matteawan in 1709. These were also the first settlements in Dutchess County.

While the history of Beacon can be traced to 1683, it was only elevated to city status in 1913, amalgamating Fishkill Landing, Matteawan and a portion of the hamlet of Glenham. Urban renewal in the 1960’s led to destruction of several buildings of historic significance while in the 1970’s, a decline in economy led to collapse of many factories and business in the city. Beacon started it’s ascend to economic glory in the 1990’s, a growth which was sparked by construction of one of the world’s largest museum, Dae. Other factors that contribute to the growth of Beacon’s economic growth include Beacon Sloop Club which was established in 1978 with an aim of promoting environmental awareness of Hudson River, sound ecological practices and recreation; various parks like Bannerman Caste Trust, Hudson Highlands Park, Mt. Beacon Park and more as well as Beacon Theatre, which is a community theater that is produced by 4th Wall Productions.

The transportation network of Beacon is quite established and includes the county’s Loop transportation system, the city’s shuttle service that runs on Sundays, commuter service to New York City and Interstate 84 which also connects the city to New York State Thruway, Taconic State Parkway and Stewart International Airport.

The city of Beacon is a historical center and this is evidenced by buildings which as almost as old as the two villages. Some of the oldest buildings in Beacon include Madam Brett Homestead (also the oldest in Dutchess County), Borgadus-De-Windt House (built between 1750 and 1830), Reformed Church of Beacon (originally known as Reformed Dutch Church of Fishkill Landing and the oldest church in the city of Beacon), Eustatia (a brick cottage built in 1867 in Victorian Gothic Style) and the Howland Cultural Center which is also known as Howland Library, designed in 1872 by Richard Morris Hunt.

The city of Beacon is governed via a mayor-council system. The council is made of six members, four of which are elected from one of four wards while the other two are elected at-large. The mayor of the city is voted for by the residents of Beacon.

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