Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for McDonough Town Court
A conviction to a traffic ticket can be a nightmare. Given the right circumstances, it can cost a driver hundreds of dollars in fines payable to the court, hundreds more payable to the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, and countless more in insurance increases. In some of the most egregious cases, a conviction can result in a jail sentence, several court appearances, and your insurance company dropping you as a client. We can help. Give us a call today to schedule your confidential consultation and ask to speak to one of our traffic ticket lawyers.Court Tips And Tidbits
McDonough Town Hall
PO Box 145 (Town mailing address)
McDonough, NY 13801
(607) 647-9234 Town Clerk/Fax #
McDonough Justice Office
PO Box 75 (Court mailing address)
McDonough, NY 13801
(607) 647-5739 Town Justice
The Town of McDonough has a population of 886 (2010 U.S. Census), and covers almost 40 square miles; which includes Genegantslet Lake, Bowman Lake State Park and Lake Ludlow. First settled in 1795, the town is situated in western Chenango County near the intersection of New York State Route 220 and County Road 5. County Roads 7 and 8 also serve the area of town.
The clerk’s office is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Court is in session on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.Lawyer’s Tip Of The Day
You should bring your court notice advising you to appear in court. If you are displaced, showing the court personnel your letter may help in directing you to where you need to go and what you need to do.How Many Points Am I Facing?
Speeding convictions in New York can range from 3-11 points depending on your speed. There is no such thing as a 1-point violation in New York. The following chart should be able to provide you a quick reference for how many points you are facing.
|01 to 10 mph over the limit||3|
|11 to 20||4|
|21 to 30||6|
|31 to 40||8|
|More than 40||11|
The fines for a repeat ticket offender can increase with every conviction within the same 18-month period. If this is your first speeding ticket within 18 months, the chart below can help you obtain a general idea of what your monetary penalties may look like. Please keep in mind these numbers are subject to change.
|1st time Conviction Within Eighteen (18) Months||Minimum Fine||Maximum Fine||Maximum Imprisonment||Points on Driving Record||Surcharge|
|10 mph or less||$45.00||$150.00||n/a||3||$88.00 or $93.00|
|11-30 mph||$90.00||$300.00||30 Days||4-6||$88.00 or $93.00|
|31 mph or over||$180.00||$600.00||30 Days||8-11||$88.00 or $93.00|
If you have been convicted of multiple speeding tickets within an 18-month period, the presiding judge has the power to impose a higher fine. This chart will provide you a quick glimpse into the possible fine range for a person convicted of multiple 3 point speeding violations.
|Conviction Within Eighteen (18) Months||Minimum Fine||Maximum Fine||Maximum Imprisonment||Points on Driving Record||Surcharge depending on court|
|1st||$45.00||$150.00||0||3||$88.00 or $93.00|
|2nd||$45.00||$300.00||0 Days||3||$88.00 or $93.00|
|3rd||$45.00||$525.00||0 Days||3||$88.00 or $93.00|
Join the thousands of drivers that have saved money, time and points on their license by hiring our law firm. A former New York City prosecutor leads our traffic ticket defense practice. We have the unique ability to quickly analyze traffic cases from both the defense perspective and prosecutorial perspective thereby giving you the effective and efficient legal representation. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.
Charges we Fight: Here is a list of some common charges we have helped our client’s fight:
- Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
- Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
- Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
- Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
- Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
- Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
- Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
- Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
- Red Light under VTL § 1111
- Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
- Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
- Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128