Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Pomfret Town Court
Have you been issued a speeding ticket in the town of Pomfret? Are you having difficulty making heads or tails of your situation? Our attorneys created this guide to help you. We hope this guide helps bring you some ease of mind when it comes to the legal arena. If you wish to get some legal representation, give our attorneys a call at 800-893-9645.About Pomfret Town
The Town of Pomfret has a population of 14,965 (2010 U.S. Census), and covers 44.2 square miles along the shore of Lake Erie. Historically, as early as 1821, the area of Pomfret was the first to use natural gas as its source of light.Court Location:
Pomfret Town Justice Court
9-11 Church Street
Fredonia, NY 14063
Sign- In: Upon arriving to court, it is a good idea to check-in with the court clerk. Failure to notifying the court clerk could 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.
Prosecutor: It is possible to reach a plea bargain on most cases. It has been our experience that excessive speeding, repeat offenders, and cell phone violators will have a difficult time securing a favorable resolution.
Plea: The majority of cases are resolved via plea bargaining. In lieu of having a trial, it may be possible to resolve a traffic matter with a lesser included charge. Most resolution will involve a fine and a surcharge. The surcharge is additional monies payable at the end of case that are paid to New York State.
Pleading Guilty: Pleading guilty to a speeding ticket can have long-term financial consequences that may cost drivers hundreds in fines, penalties, and insurance increases. A study by a leading insurance company concluded that the national average increase for a speeding conviction is 11% - 15%. In other words, this is the median increase. Some drivers will not receive an increase while others will receive a much larger increase.Points
Points vary depending on the violation. A speeding violation ranges from 3-11 points. For more information take a look at the following chart.
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.Fines
A speeding ticket can be quite costly. For example, the average conviction to a 76/55 mph zone will usually face a fine up to about $400.00, a $300.00 fine payable to DMV, and a few hundred dollars in insurance increases.
Please keep in mind that insurance increases may vary. Two very similar situated drivers can have two different results in terms of insurance increases. Insurance companies take different factors into consideration such as the age of the driver, the type of car that’s driven, accident history and much more.About Our Firm
At Villanueva and Sanchala we strive to get our clients an amicable resolution, as such we have gained the reputation as some of the best lawyers in New York State. We provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation and have helps thousands of ill-fated drivers save money, time, points and insurance increases. Call us now to find out how we can help you. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.
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