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Lawyer's Traffic Ticket Guide for Canaan Court

Call Now 800-893-9645How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Canaan

The Town of Canaan was first settled in 1759, and is situated in northeastern Columbia County at the edge of the Berkshire Mountains, and on the border of Massachusetts. Canaan is located along Interstate 90, between the Massachusetts Turnpike and the New York State Thruway.

Due to Interstate 90, there are many open stretches of road where a driver can easily lost track of the speed limit. Further complicating things are the rapidly changing speed limits; in such situations it’s hard for drivers to keep a vigilant eye on the speedometer and find themselves faced with a hefty speeding ticket.

Court Tips and TidbitsCourtroom

The Canaan Justice Court is generally held each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The court is held upstairs at Canaan Town Hall.

Address:
Canaan Town Hall & Justice Court
PO Box 59
1647 Route 5 South
Canaan, NY 12029

Tip: 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.

Driving with a suspended license is a crime. If a driver is pulled over, the police can impound the car and place the driver under arrest.

About the Court Clerk: The role of the Court Clerk is to assist the Judges in carrying out their duties. They may assist the Judges in court as well as out of court. Many clerks send letters to litigants, collect fine monies, and help answer day-to-day questions before the court.

If your case is resolved at the pre-trial conference, the court will ask that you pay any fines with the Court Clerk. It is important that you bring enough money to cover any court fees or fines.

Trial: Each motorist is entitled to a trial on his or her traffic matters. In general, a traffic trial will occur on the driver’s first court appearance. The first court appearance is usually designated as a pre-trial conference.

Tickets: Each motorist is entitled to a trial on his or her traffic matters. In general, a traffic trial will occur on the driver’s first court appearance. The first court appearance is usually designated as a pre-trial conference.

Fines

Our lawyers fight to reach a favorable outcome for our clients. Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most frequently issued tickets in NY. Fines are subject to change without notice.

Offense

Fines

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
(red light)

$225-$675

Misdemeanor Convictions
(no other penalty provided)

$200-$1,225

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

The Legal Advantage

There are many benefits in hiring our speeding ticket lawyers to fight your case. One of the most popular reasons is that we have consistently saved our clients time, money and points on their license.

We have a former New York City prosecutor who can help analyze your case from the defense and well as the prosecutor’s side. He has consistently reduced his client’s exposure to fine, points, and insurance increases. If you are interested in saving money, give us a call today at 800-893-9645.

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