Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Gouverneur Town Court
The town of Gouverneur covers more than 72 square miles between the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River in southwestern St. Lawrence County, and includes the Village of Gouverneur and numerous hamlets. The town has a population of 7,085 (2010 U.S. Census), and is served by U.S. Route 11 and New York State Route 58.
US Route 11 and New York State Route 58 have many open stretches of road on which many drivers lose sight of their speedometer. In such cases, you can find yourself facing a hefty speeding ticket.
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.
We know going to court for the first time can be a daunting task, so our attorneys have created this guide to help you get a better idea of the legal arena.
If you would like legal representation, then feel free to call our experienced attorneys at 800-893-9645.Court Tips and Tidbits
The more you know about the speeding ticket process, the better prepared you will be for the speeding ticket experience. Here is some basic information about the court.
Security: Upon entering the court, you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer for security purposes. You should also turn off all electronic devices and dispose of all food and beverages.
Dress Code: Although there is no official dress code, we highly recommend all litigants go to court dressed formally. Many judges frown upon those individuals who come to court wearing shorts, open-toed sandals and other similar items.
What to Bring: It is always a good idea to come to court prepared. We advise that you bring your court notice as well as your driving record. Your court notice will help a court personnel direct you where to go, and your driving record can help be persuasive in mitigating your case if it is clean.
Sign-in: Once you have arrived at court, please sign in with the court clerk. Failure to do so can result in your case not being called.Entering Your Plea
One of the most important things to do upon receiving a speeding ticket is entereing your plea.
Entering a Not Guilty Plea: If you wish to fight your ticket, you should enter a not guilty plea. Directions on how to do so are provided on your ticket.
Once the court receives your plea, you will be sent a court notice, which tells you when your court date will be. At your court appearance you have the opportunity to present your case’s strengths and weaknesses. If you would like a lawyer to represent you in court, give us a call at 800-893-9645.
Pleading Guilty: If you wish to plead guilty to your speeding ticket, please follow the instructions 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 do so can result in a suspension of your license.
Please keep in mind that pleading guilty is the equivalent of being convicted after trial. Pleading guilty to a speeding ticket can have many financial consequences such as high fines, fees and an increase in your insurance.About Our Firm
Our lawyers excel at getting New York traffic tickets reduced. We have over 30 years of legal experience and have gained a reputation as being superb lawyers. Our team of traffic lawyers is lead by Joseph P. Villanueva. He is a former prosecutor. Having a former prosecutor on your side can help in analyzing critical issues in your case. This can make the difference of you keep your license or having your license suspended or revoked. Call us now 800-893-9645.
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