Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Brasher Town Court
The town of Brasher maintains its government offices in the hamlet of Brasher Falls. The town covers more than 91 square miles in northeastern St. Lawrence County. Brasher has a population of 2,512 (2010 U.S. Census), and the area is served by New York State Routes 37C and 11C. County Roads 37 and 53 run parallel to the St. Regis River.
Have you been issued a speeding ticket that is returnable to Brasher Town Court? Are you having difficulty making heads or tails of your situation? If so, then this guide as created for you. Our attorneys have created this guide to help you better understand your legal situation.
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.
If you would like legal representation, call our experienced attorneys today at 800-893-9645. We have helped countless drivers like you save money, time, points, and insurance increases.Answering Your Ticket
One of the worst things you could do is ignore your ticket. Failure to answer your ticket can result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
Please keep in mind, it is a crime to drive with a suspended driver’s license. If you are pulled over, the officer can arrest you and impound your car.
Pleading Not-Guilty: If you chose to plead not guilty to your traffic violation, please follow the instructions provided on your ticket. Once, the court receives your plea, you will be sent a court notice. This court notice will tell you the date of your court appearance, at which you will have the opportunity to present your case’s strengths and weaknesses.
Pleading Guilty: If you chose to plead guilty to your traffic violation, please follow the directions provided on your ticket. Once the court receives your plea, you will be sent a fine notice. This fine must be paid by the date provided. Failure to pay this fine can result in a suspension of your license.
Pleading guilty to a traffic violation is the equivalent to being convicted after trial. This could lead to many financial consequences such as high fines and fees to the court as well as the DMV, and possible increases on your insurance.What to Expect in Court
Security: The court is a secure place, as such you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer upon arriving to court. Please turn off all electronic devices, and dispose of all food and beverages.
Court Clerk: The Court Clerk’s job is to help the Judge with their daily duties. The Court Clerk also sends letters to litigants, collects fine monies, and answers any day-to-day questions you may have.
It is important to notify the court clerk that you are present for your court appearance. Failure to do so can result in your case not being called.
Tip: While there is no official dress code, it is important that you dress neatly and always conduct yourself in a respectful manner with the court. Many judges frown upon litigants wearing shorts, open toe sandals, and other similar items.
Plea: The majority of cases are resolved via plea bargaining. In lieu of having a trial, it may be possible to resolve a traffic matter with a lesser included charge. Most resolution will involve a fine and a surcharge. The surcharge is additional monies payable at the end of case that are paid to New York State.
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.Ticket Information
There are many different police agencies that have the authority to issue motorists traffic tickets. Such agencies include, but are not limited to the State Police, Town/Village Police. Park Police, and Sheriff’s Office.
Generally speaking, New York State Police officers issue tickets on a “Uniform Traffic Ticket”, also referred to as a UTT.
The UTT has a lot of useful information on it. Such information includes instructions on how to enter your plea, time and place of occurrence, what you are charged with, officer’s name, highway number, speed, and much more.About Our Firm
Our team of lawyers is lead by a former NYC prosecutor who has the unique experience of seeing cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. This experience may make the difference in the successful resolution of your case.
We have consistently helped our client reduce their exposure to costly fines, points, and insurance increases. In so doing, we have gained a reputation as some of the best lawyers in New York.
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