Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Hopkinton Town Court
The town of Hopkinton contains a hamlet and a village by the same name and covers 187 square miles in the Adirondack State Park area, in eastern St. Lawrence County. Hopkinton has a population of 1,077 (2010 U.S. Census), and is served by NY State Routes 11B and 72, which intersect near the village, and NY State Route 458. Hopkinton (the hamlet) is situated along County Road 55 (CR 55).
Have you been issued a traffic violation that is returnable to Hopkinton Town Court? Are you having difficulty making heads or tails of your situation? Then, this guide was created for you, by our attorneys, to help you gain a better understanding of the legal arena.
Getting a speeding ticket is no laughing matter, it can be quite costly and overwhelming. If you would like legal representation, our firm provides our clients with the highest quality legal representation in court. Give us a call now for your consultation at 800-893-9645.Court Tips and Tidbits
Hopkinton Town Court
7 Church Street
Hopkinton, NY 12965
Court is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact the court office for court appearance information and/or fine payment options.
Tip: One of the worst things you can do is ignore your ticket. It is important that you enter your plea prior to the date provided on your ticket. Instructions on how to enter your plea are on your ticket.
Court Clerk: The court clerk’s role is to assist the Judge on their daily duties. The court clerk will also send letters to litigants, collect fine monies and answer any questions you may have.
It is important to check in with the court clerk once you arrive at the court. Failure to notifying the court clerk that you are present for your court appearance may result in your case not being called.
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.
Judge: While a plea bargain can be struck between the prosecutor and a defendant, the judge has the ultimate power to accept or reject the proposed disposition. If the court accepts the resolution, a fine will be assessed.Points and Fines
While a speeding ticket can be a nuisance, it can also be a huge financial burden. A conviction to a speeding ticket for traveling 86/65 mph zone can carry almost $400.00 in fines and surcharges, an additional $300.00 in penalties to the Department of Motor Vehicles, hundreds in insurance costs, and even incarceration. This is not to mention the time wasted sitting in court and the possible license suspension for repeat offenders. Hiring our traffic ticket law firm can save you a lot of money and save you a lot of aggravation.
Points for a speeding ticket range from 3-11 points, more information is provided in the chart below:
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
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.About Our Firm
Our team of lawyers are 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. For a consultation give us a call at 800-893-8645.
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