Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for French Creek Town Court
The town of French Creek is served by New York State Route 426, where majority of speeding tickets take place. On New York State Route 426, many drivers often lose sight of their speedometer and unfortunately faced with a hefty speeding ticket.
If you have received a speeding ticket in the town of French Creek, call our Chautauqua County Traffic Defense Lawyers to see how we can help you reduce your fines, fees, points, and insurance increases.What Should I Do?
One of the first steps you should take is pleading guilty or not guilty. It is very important that you send in your plea before its due date. Failure to answering your ticket could result in your license being suspended.
Pleading Not Guilty: If you plead not guilty to your traffic violation, the court will send you a court notice. The court notice will tell you when your court appearance is. At this court appearance you will have the opportunity to present your case’s strengths.
Pleading Guilty: Once you plead guilty, the court will send you your fine letter. Pleading guilty is the equivalent to being convicted after a trial. You will face fines, fees, points, and insurance increases. Please be sure to pay your fines in a timely fashion. If your fines are not paid by their due dates, your license can get suspended.
Getting Legal Representation: We know going to court can seem like a daunting task. That’s why our attorneys are here to represent you in your traffic matter. We can go to court for you, saving you valuable time. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced, and have helped countless drivers reach an amicable resolution.What to Expect in Court
Dress Code: Although there is no official dress code, we highly recommend that you dress in a formal manner. Judges often frown upon those individuals who come to court in tank tops, shorts, or other similar items.
Security: The court is a secure place, as such you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer upon your arrival. Please leave all food and drinks outside the court, and turn off all electronics prior to entering the court.
Check-in: Upon your arrival it is important to check-in with the court clerk. Failure to notifying the court clerk of your arrival may result in your case not being called.
What to Bring: We recommend that you bring in your court notice and driving record. Your court notice can help a court personnel direct you to where you need to go. Your driving record could help settle your case if it is clean.
Tip: The court is a place of respect, please be respectful and present yourself in the upmost manner.Additional Information
Suspension: It is a crime to drive with a suspended license. If you are pulled over, the officer can impound your car and arrest you.
There are multiple reasons that can result in a suspended license. Some include, but are not limited to your failure to answering your summons, failure to paying fines, accumulating 11 or more points, and getting two work zone violations.
Points: A speeding ticket ranges from 3-11 points depending on your speed. Please take a look at the following chart for more information.
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Insurance Increases: A conviction to a violation with points does not convert into an automatic insurance increase. The algorithm that most insurance companies use to assess an insurance increase is proprietary in nature and not widely shared the public. There are many factors that can be taken into consideration including but not limited the driver’s age, type of vehicle driving, and accident history.About Us
At Joseph P. Villanueva, Attorneys At Law, our team of attorneys provides our clients with the highest quality legal representation. As such, we have been reputed as some of the best lawyers in all of New York State. We have helped thousands of clients reduce fines, fees, points, and insurance increases. Call us today to see how we can help you save. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.
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