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Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Glenville Town Court

Call Now 800-893-9645How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Glenville Town

The town of Glenville (Pop. 29,480 as of the 2010 U. S. Census) sits north of the Mohawk River in Schenectady County. NY State Route 50 intersects County Route 914V just west of the Glenville Municipal Center and north of the Village of Scotia. NY State Route 5 passes through the area, as does Interstate 890.

These highways cover many open stretches of road where a driver can easily lose sight of the speed limit. In such cases, a driver can be slapped with a hefty speeding ticket.

Did you know a conviction to a speeding ticket at 87/55 mph zone could cost you almost $700.00 in fines payable to the court, $450.00 in penalty fees payable to DMV, as well as hundreds more in insurance increases!

If you are having difficulty deciding on what you should do about your ticket, then this guide was created for you! Our attorneys have put this guide together to help you get a better understanding of the legal arena.

It seems pretty basic but it makes good financial sense to fight a speed ticket. You can hire our experienced attorneys to represent you. We save our client's money. A conviction to a speeding ticket can cost a driver hundreds in fines, penalties, and insurance increases. Call us now at 800-893-9645.

Court Tips and Tidbits

Court Address:
Glenville Town Court
18 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302

Court is in session every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. The court office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Monday – Friday; but close by 4:00 p.m. during the months of July and August.

Questions: For day to day questions, you can refer to the court clerk. The court clerk’s role is to aid the Judge with their everyday duties, send out letters to litigants, collect fine monies, and answer any day to day questions you may have.

Sign–in: Once you enter the court, be sure to check in with the court clerk. Failure to notifying the court clerk that you are present could result in your case not being called.

Tip: Drivers must timely respond to a traffic summons to prevent a suspension of their privilege to drive. Once the department of motor vehicles has been notified that a license should be suspended, it can be very difficult to undo the suspension. The process of un-suspending a license can include the payment of a suspension lift fee, the payment of a bond, and an appearance in court.

Suspension: There are several reasons as to why a driver may lose his/her privilege to drive. Some reasons include but are not limited to your failure to pay a court fee, receiving 11 points, or getting two work zone violations.

Please keep in mind, driving with a suspended license is a crime. If you are pulled over, the officer can arrest you and impound your car.

Not Guilty Plea: If a driver enters a plea of not guilty, the court will send them a letter advising them to come to court. At this court appearance, the driver will have an opportunity to present their the strength and weakness of their case. Typically, the first appearance is not a trial date so coming prepared to argue the full case may be moot.

Guilty Plea: Pleading guilty to a speeding ticket can have long-term financial consequences that may cost drivers hundreds in fines, penalties, and insurance increases. A study by a leading insurance company concluded that the national average increase for a speeding conviction is 11% - 15%. In other words, this is the median increase. Some drivers will not receive an increase while others will receive a much larger increase.

Ticket, Points and Fines

There are many different police agencies that have jurisdictional power to have their traffic summons returnable to Glenville Town Court. Some police agencies can include the Sheriff’s Office, Park Police, and local town or village police.

Points will affect a driver’s privilege to drive for 18 months from the date in which the ticket was issued. In other words, the points do not run from the date of the conviction. They run from the moment the officer issued the summons.

Please look at the following chart for point information regarding a speeding ticket.

Speeding

Points

01 to 10 mph over the limit

3

11 to 20

4

21 to 30

6

31 to 40

8

More than 40

11

Fines that are imposed by a Judge are set by the New York State Legislature and codified within the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law. There are limits to the amount that driver can be fined.

Our lawyers fight to reach a favorable outcome for our clients. Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most frequently issued tickets in NY. Fines are subject to change without notice.

Offense

Fines

First-time speeding offense

$45 to $600

One or more speeding tickets

(within eighteen months)

Up to $1,575

Traffic Infraction

$100-$300

Disobey a Traffic Signal

(red light)

$225-$675

Misdemeanor Convictions

(no other penalty provided)

$200-$1,225

Uninspected Vehicles

$25-$200

Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer

$25-$200

Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer

$0-$100

Surcharges

$ varies based on the charge and location

Getting the Legal Advantage

There are many benefits in hiring our speeding ticket lawyers to fight your case. One of the most popular reasons is that we have consistently saved our clients time, money and points on their license. While every case is different, we fight for every client just the same. As such, we have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in New York State. Call us now for your consultation at 800-893-9645.

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