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Lawyer's Traffic Ticket Guide for Chatham Court

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The Town of Chatham is situated on the northern edge of Columbia County and contains a village also named Chatham. The area was settled first by Dutch immigrants and became industrialized due in large part to the railroads through the area. The area is served by the Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 90.

In today's world of increased costs, a conviction can costs you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in insurance increases and court costs. The repercussions can follow you for years to come.

At our firm, we have excelled at getting tickets dismissed or reduced. As such, we have routinely saved our clients money.

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Court Tips and Tidbits

The Chatham Town Court office is located at Tracy Memorial Village Hall, in the Village of Chatham, and is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for holidays. Court is in session on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, with Traffic Court held at 4:00 p.m. and Criminal/DA cases being heard at 6:30 p.m.

Chatham Justice Court
PO Box 326
77 Main Street, 2nd floor
Chatham, NY 12037

Tips: If a driver enters a plea of not guilty, the court will send them a letter advising them to come to court. At this court appearance, the driver will have an opportunity to present their the strength and weakness of their case. Typically, the first appearance is not a trial date so coming prepared to argue the full case may be moot.

Prior to coming to court, be sure to bring your court notice advising you to appear. Some court personnel may use it as a reference point when you arrive in court.

If you have a speeding ticket and possess a junior license, you may be required to appear in court regardless of your plea. A driver with a junior license (DJ) should be very careful in resolving their matters because the DMV has more stringent guidelines for young drivers.

Sign-in: Even though you may have met with the officer in court and discussed your matter, it is important to check-in with the court clerk in the front of the courtroom. Failure to advise the clerk that you are in court may result in your case not being called.

Suspension: You must respond to the summons to prevent a suspension of your driver’s license or driving privileges. It is a crime to drive with a suspended or revoked license.

Prosecutor: For the most part, tickets are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office. This is the same office which prosecuted criminal cases such as misdemeanor drug possession and felony assault.

If you are found guilty: There are many different ways in which it may affect you. This can include but is not limited to fines payable to the court, penalties payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles, insurance increases, and incarceration.

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?

New York State is continuing to make public safety a priority. In so doing, they are issuing speeding tickets and cell phone tickets at a record pace. If you would like to fight your ticket and save lots of money, then give our Columbia County traffic defense lawyers a call now.

We can save you money, time and points. Call now at 800-893-9645 and see how we can help you.

For further information, check out the following sites:

Traffic Ticket FAQs
Tips on Avoiding a Speeding Ticket
Top Reasons to Hire an Attorney

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