Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Kingston Town Court
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.
If you have received a speeding ticket in the town of Kingston, give our Ulster County speeding ticket defense attorneys a call today at 800-893-9645.About the Town
The Town of Kingston lies inside Catskill Park, between the City of Kingston and Woodstock, in northeast Ulster County. The Saw Kill stream, a tributary of the Esopus River, passes through the middle of town. The town became self-sufficient in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, due to its isolation and poor roads to the area; which didn’t improve until after World War II.Court Information and Facts
Kingston Town Court
906 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY 12401
The Kingston Town Hall is open every Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Traffic court is held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., and criminal cases are heard on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: There are many different police agencies with the authority to issue tickets. These agencies can include the State Police, County Police/County Sheriff, local police, and Park Police.
Court Clerk: The role of the Court Clerk is to assist the Judges in carrying out their duties. They may assist the Judges in court as well as out of court. Many clerks send letters to litigants, collect fine monies, and help answer day-to-day questions before the court.
Check-in: Even though you may have met with the officer in court and discussed your matter, it is important to check-in with the court clerk in the front of the courtroom. Failure to advise the clerk that you are in court may result in your case not being called.
Judges: Prior to taking the bench, each judge has taken an oath of office and is sworn to uphold the laws and rules of NY and the United States.
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 Information
A conviction to a moving violation will have varying degrees for which points can be assessed on a license. For example, cell phone violations carry a 5 point penalty. Meanwhile, a speeding conviction can vary from 3 points to 11 points depending on the severity of the charge.
The following chart has a brief summary of the amount of points a speeding violation can lead to:
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney
At our firm, we have excelled at getting tickets dismissed or reduced. As such, we have routinely saved our clients money, points on their license, and insurance increases.
It seems pretty basic but it makes good financial sense to fight a speed ticket. We save our client's money. A conviction to a speeding ticket can cost a driver hundreds in fines, penalties, and insurance increases.
Give our team of experienced attorneys a call today at 800-893-9645.
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