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What Should I do With a NY Traffic Ticket in Whitehall Court?

There are many considerations for a driver to undertake when deciding whether or not to fight a speeding ticket in Whitehall.  For most drivers, the key consideration is whether or not it will save them money to hire our Whitehall speeding ticket defense lawyer versus pleading guilty outright.

For the most part, a conviction to a speeding violation at 86 mph in a 65 mph zone will carry a fine up to $395.00 payable to the court, a minimum penalty fee of $300.00 payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles, and insurance costs.  Furthermore, there are other costs which could be a factor as well – time wasted going to court, time wasted sitting in court, receiving a suspended license for accumulating to many points, and more.

What to Expect in Court

There are no two courts in New York that are exactly the same.  Each court can vary in physical layout, court personnel, and philosophical administration of justice.  As such, two drivers charged with the same exact ticket can achieve vastly different results in two different courts.

It is for this reason that knowing what to expect in Whitehall Court in Washington County should be a key consideration in deciding whether or not to contest a ticket.

About the Court

Whitehall Justice Court is a court of local jurisdiction.  It is responsible for handling a potpourri of civil and criminal cases.  On the civil side, it has the power to preside over landlord tenant cases, small claims, and local code violations.  On the criminal side has the power to adjudicate misdemeanors and some felony issues.   In addition, the court also presides over traffic tickets.

The court is located at 1 Saunders Street, Whitehall, NY 12887

How Many Points can I Receive for a Speeding Ticket?

In general, a conviction to a speeding ticket can carry a minimum of 3 points and a maximum of 11 points.  If a driver is convicted of 11 points, their license will be suspended.  There are many other things that can trigger a suspension or even a jail sentence on the Vehicle Traffic Law.  Before a driver decides to plead guilty, they should have a full understanding of their exposure to the maximum adverse consequences.

Get to Know Your Ticket

When a driver is issued a speeding ticket or traffic offense, the summons will contain information regarding the plea process and outline the basic nature of the charges.  Every driver should carefully read their ticket and follow the instructions with regards to pleading guilty or not guilty. When a driver fails to timely enter a plea, their license can be subject to suspension.   If this process confuses the driver, it would be a good time to seek our legal counsel and let our lawyers help you fight this matter.

Why Doesn't the Ticket not List the Fine Amount?

For the most part, tickets issued by New York State Troopers follow one common form.  The form they use do not list the fines associated with the tickets.  Other law enforcement agencies use their own forms and they may list the fines that a driver is facing.

How can a Speeding Ticket Lawyer Help?

Our law firm has represented hundreds of drivers throughout New York State.  We have excelled at getting speeding tickets either reduced or dismissed.  In so doing, we have consistently saved our clients money, time, and points on their license.  We are lead by a former prosecutor and have steadily worked to achieve the best result for our clients in their respective case.  Our result-oriented practice has helped us gain a reputation as some of the Top Lawyers in the state.  Let our team of highly skilled attorneys work for you.  Give us a call today at 800-893-9645.

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