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Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Niskayuna Town Court

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Niskayuna lies east of Schenectady, New York, at the southeastern tip of Schenectady County. The Erie Canal runs through Niskayuna Town.

The Niskayuna Town Hall / Justice Court lies just across from the Niskayuna Public Library at the junction of Nott Street East and Niskayuna Circle. The Mohawk River defines the town to the north and east, and NY State Route 7, which runs concurrently with Interstate 890, defines the area to the south. NY State Route 5 and Interstate 90 pass by to the west of town.

Since many highways run through this town, many motorists are ticketed for a speeding violation. With the changing topography and speed limits, drivers easily lose sight of their speedometer; finding themselves facing a hefty speeding violation.

Traffic tickets are no laughing matter. No one wants to receive a speeding ticket or cell phone violation. Not only are they annoying, but they are also costly.

Having to go to court for the first time can be a daunting task. This guide should answer some basic questions and help ease your mind about the legal arena. If you have a legal matter in Schenectady, give our lawyers a call to learn how we can help. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

How to Enter Your Plea

You must enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty by the date provided on your ticket. Failure to do so can result in a suspension of your driver’s license.

Entering a Not Guilty Plea: To enter your plea of not guilty, please follow the instructions on your ticket. Once the court receives your plea, you will be sent a court notice. This will tell you when your court date is.

Entering a Guilty Plea: To enter your guilty plea, please follow the instructions on your ticket. Once the court receives your not guilty plea, you will be sent a fine notice. This fine must be paid by the date provided. It is important to keep in mind that pleading guilty to a ticket is the equivalent to being convicted after trial.

What to Expect in Court

Tip: It is always a good policy to come to court prepared. Having the court notice in court is advisable. It will help the court ascertain the most important information about your case quickly.

Advice: If you are a litigant in court, it is important to remember that the court is considered a place of respect. As such, all attendees are asked to dress appropriately; turn off all electronic devices, and to leave all food and drinks outside of the court.

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.

Already Have Points?

New York State imposes a Driver Responsibility Assessment (also known as a DRA) for drivers who accumulate six points or more are earned on the driving record. Call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645 for a consultation.

AssessmentFine
Six points or more on record$300 one time payment;

or $100 each year for 3 years

Any additional points earned over six points$25 for each point for 3 years
Refusing to take a breathalyzer test, conviction for alcohol related traffic offense or conviction for drug related traffic offense$250 each year for 3 years
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