Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Gerry Town Court
The Town of Gerry has a population of 1,905 (2010 U.S. Census), and covers just over 36 square miles in central Chautauqua County on New York State Route 60. The town contains the hamlet of Gerry, which is situated along County Roads 50 and 65. County Road 380 also passes through town to the southwest.
With such highways situated in the town of Gerry, many drivers often lose sight of their speedometer and find themselves facing a hefty speeding ticket. Fighting a speeding ticket can be a daunting task, so our attorneys have created this guide to help you better understand your legal matter.
If you are looking for legal representation, call our experienced attorneys today at 800-893-9645. We have helped hundreds of drivers save money, time, points and insurance increases.Steps to Fighting Your Speeding Ticket
Step One: The first step you have to take is to answer your ticket. Failure to send in your plea could result in your license getting suspended.
Instructions on how you can enter your plea are provided on your ticket.
Pleading Not Guilty: If you chose to plead not guilty, the court will send you a court notice once they have received your plea. During this court appearance you will be given the opportunity to present your case’s strengths.
Pleading Guilty: If you chose to plead guilty, the court will send you a fine notice once they have received your plea. Please note that pleading guilty is the equivalent to being convicted after trial.
Step Two: If you entered a not guilty plea, you will have to go to your court appearance. Another option is to hire an attorney to represent you. If you would like legal representation call our experienced attorneys today at 800-893-9645. We can go to court for you, so you don’t have to. We have helped countless drivers save money, time, points and insurance increases.
Step Three: If your case has been resolved at the court appearance, please pay the appropriate court fees and fines. If it has not, you will be given another date to appear in court.What to Expect in Court
Going to court can be a daunting task, especially if its your first time. Here are a few pointers and what you can expect.
Dress Code: There is no official dress code, however we highly recommend that you dress in formal attire. Many judges frown upon those individuals who come to court in shorts, tank tops 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 turn off all electronic devices and dispose of any food or drinks.
Sign-in: Once you have arrived at the court, please be sure to notify the court clerk that you are present. Failure to do so can 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 will help court personnel direct you to where you need to go and what you need to do. Your driving record, if it is clean, can be persuasive and help mitigate the situation.Point Information
In New York State, there is no such thing as a 1-point violation. In terms of a speeding violation, the range is 3-11 points. Please take a look at the following chart for more details.
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Please note that once a driver has 11 points on his/her record, their privilege to drive will be suspended.About Us
At Villanueva and Sanchala, we provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation. We have helped thousands of clients all over New York State, saving them time, money, points and insurance increases. Our experienced team of attorneys is led by former NYC prosecutor, Mr. Joseph Villanueva. Having a former prosecutor on your side gives you the unique advantage of analyzing your case from the perspective of the defense attorney as well as the prosecutor. Call us now to see how we can help you. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.
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