Lawyer's Traffic Ticket Guide for Livingston Town Court
Having to go to court for the first time can be a daunting task. This guide should answer some basic questions and help ease your mind about the legal arena. If you have a legal matter in Livingston, give our lawyers a call to learn how we can help. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.
The Town of Livingston is located in southwestern Columbia County, and was founded in 1788. The town is one of the original towns to be established, and was a land grant, known then as “Livingston Manor”, given to Robert Livingston. U.S. Route 9 passes through town, and County Routes 10 and 19 also traverse the area.Court Facts and Tidbits
The Town of Livingston office is open every Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Town Court is held every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with alternating judges.
Livingston Town Court
County Route 19
Livingston, NY 12541
Tip: Before you plead guilty to your speeding ticket, call one of our experienced attorneys for a consultation to see how we can help you save money and points.
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.
Also remember, once the Department of Motor Vehicles has been notified that a license should be suspended, it is hard to undo it.
Dress Code: The court is a place of respect; it is very important that you dress neatly and conduct yourself in a respectful manner. Many judges frown upon litigants who are dressed in shorts, or other inappropriate formal wear.
If you are charged guilty: If you are found guilty of speeding, 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.How Many Points am I Facing?
A conviction to a moving violation will have varying degrees for which points can be assessed on a license. For example, cell phone violations carry a 5 point penalty. Meanwhile, a speeding conviction can vary from 3 points to 11 points depending on the severity of the charge.
The Following is a brief description of how many points you will be charged in respect to your speed.
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Call our Columbia County speeding defense lawyers today to see how we can save you exposure to points. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.Hiring an Attorney
If you should hire our firm, we work to make the process as simple as possible. For example, in most cases, our clients never have to appear in court.
Our team of lawyers are lead by former New York City Prosecutor. Having a former prosecutor on your side is a major legal advantage. We can help analyze your case from both the defense and prosecutor’s side. As such, we can help identify your strengths and weaknesses. Call us today for your consultation at 800-893-9645.
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