Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Ravena Village Court
Have you been issued a speeding ticket, which is returnable to Ravena Town Court? Getting a speeding ticket can be overwhelming, so our attorneys have created this guide to help you find some ease of mind in the legal arena.About the Town:
The Clerk’s office is open every Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for holidays. Court is in session every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Fines may be paid by check or money order only when dropped off. Checks, money order or cash are acceptable the night of court.Court Tips and Tidbits
Ravena Village Court
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
The Clerk’s office is open every Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for holidays. Court is in session every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Fines may be paid by check or money order only when dropped off. Checks, money order or cash are acceptable the night of court.
Tip: It is good policy to a little early to your court date. If you happen to arrive late, there is a possibility that your case could already be called.
Junior License: If you have a speeding ticket and possess a junior license, you may be required to appear in court regardless of your plea. A driver with a junior license (DJ) should be very careful in resolving their matters because the DMV has more stringent guidelines for young drivers.
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.How to Enter Your Plea
Directions on how to enter your plea are provided on your ticket. You may enter your plea via mail or in person.
Entering a Plea of Not Guilty: Once you have entered your plea of not guilty, the court will send you a letter notifying you of your court date. At this court appearance you have the opportunity to present your case’s strengths and weaknesses.
Entering a Guilty Plea: If you enter a guilty plea, the court will send you a fine notice. These fines must be paid prior to the deadline, failure to do so can result in a suspended license.
Please note that pleading guilty to your speeding ticket is equivalent to being convicted after trial. Before entering your guilty plea we highly recommend you call our firm to see how we can help you.About Our Firm
At Villanueva & Sanchala, we provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation. With over 30 years of experience, we have saved hundreds of clients the exposure to fines, points and insurance increases. As such, we have gained the reputation as some of the best lawyrs in New York.
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