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Cortlandville Town Court
Town Hall
3577 Terrace Road
Cortland, NY 13045-3577

Analysis and Commentary: The Town of Cortlandville has a population of 8,509, according to the latest U.S. Census (2010), and covers 49.9 square miles of land. The town surrounds the City of Cortlandville and rests at the western border of Cortland County. The area was first settled in 1792.

The State of New York authorized a normal school (now the State University of New York at Cortland) to be erected in the region in 1866.

Geographically, the Tioughnioga River flows southerly through town. The western town line is the border of Tompkins County. Interstate-81, U.S. Route 11 and New York State Route 281 all run north/south through town. New York State Routes 41 and 222 run east/west.

The court handles all traffic and vehicle violations, misdemeanors, civil matters and criminal cases.

Are you looking for a New York Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer and want to determine who is the best attorney for you? You’ve come to the right place. While there are many lawyers who claim to be super lawyers, not every lawyer’s skill set may be best suited for your fact specific case. Some lawyers handle only divorce cases while others handle only small claims cases. As you can imagine, not every legal skill set may be transferable to your case. As such, they may not have the necessary experience or skill to give you the best defense possible.

We recommend you consider these Top 5 factors before retaining an attorney:

1. Is the attorney’s practice limited to or significantly dedicated to speeding ticket defense or traffic ticket defense?

There are thousands of solo practitioners that claim to be proficient in 10 or more areas of law. While many of them can do a good job in certain practice areas, there is a good chance that they are not proficient in Vehicle Traffic Law or they may not be able to dedicate the time necessary to defend what they will call a “simple traffic” matter thereby hurting your defense.

At our law firm, we recognize your “simple traffic” matter is not so simple. In so doing, we handle your case with the proper attention it deserves. We know many things are at stake including hundreds if not thousands of dollars in fines, penalties, insurance increases, and time lost. Not to mention, we also know what very few lawyers know—a conviction to a simple speeding ticket can carry a 15 or more days in jail.
2. Does the attorney have a track record?

Although no attorney can attest that their prior success can guarantee a similar outcome in future cases, its important that you have some knowledge of their past performance. For example, is your ticket their first ticket defense case? Is the attorney you’re speaking to experienced in the court where you received the ticket? Are they familiar with the Judge, prosecutor, police officer, and court staff?

At our law firm, we have represented thousands of individuals throughout New York State. We are pleased to discuss our more than 30 years of legal experience with any potential client. Read our ticket defense testimonials.
3. Has the attorney kept up to date with the changing landscape of the law?

Have they participated in any relevant continuing legal education programs? Every area of law can change significantly and rather frequently. Every change in the law can have a significant impact on your case.

At our firm, we stay on top of the law and complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing legal education a year. We also lecture of on variety of topics to bar associations, professionals, and community groups.
4. Does the attorney have any peer recognition?

In other words, do other lawyers in the field respect your lawyer? How do other attorneys, adversaries, clients, and judges perceive this lawyer?

At our firm, we are recognized by our clients and peers as being some of the best lawyers in New York State. You may want to check out an independent website such as avvo.com.
5. Is the attorney accessible?

Once you retain a lawyer, will they return your call or respond to your emails? Obviously, you will want to maintain contact with your lawyer. Some lawyers will only have their assistants speak to you.

At our firm, it is our goal to respond to our clients within one hour of being contacted.

About us: our attorneys have significant experience practicing traffic ticket defense law. We are lead by a former prosecutor and our experience spans over three decades. We have been recognized by our peers as some of the best lawyers in New York. Give us a call at 800-893-9645.

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