Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Russell Town Court
The town of Russell covers 97.3 square miles in St. Lawrence County, and contains the hamlets of Russell, North Russell and South Russell within the limits of town. Russell, the town, has a population of 1,856 (20101 U.S. Census). North Russell is located along County Road 25, and the hamlets of Russell and South Russell are situated on County Road 17. The area is also served by County Roads 24 and 27, on which many drivers are ticketed with speeding violations.
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.
Did you know a conviction to a speeding ticket at 86/55 mph zone could cost you almost $700.00 in fines payable to the court, $450.00 in penalty fees payable to DMV, as well as hundreds more in 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. For a consultation call us now at 800-893-9645.Court Tips and Tidbits
Court Mailing Address:
Russell Town Court
PO Box 628
4 Pestle Street
Russell, NY 13684
The Russell Court offices are open every Monday – Friday at 7:00 p.m. except for holidays.
Dress Code: While there is no official dress code, it is important that you dress neatly and always conduct yourself in a respectful manner with the court. Many judges frown upon litigants wearing shorts, open toe sandals, and other similar items.
Things to Bring: 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 where to go and what to do.
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.
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.Fines and Points
A conviction to an 86/65 mph zone can result in a fine of almost $400.00, an additional $300.00 fine payable to the department of motor vehicles, 6 points on a driving record, and significant insurance increase.
Points: Points for a speeding ticket range form 3-11 points depending on your speed.
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Failure to pay a fine could result in many adverse consequences. The most common penalty is suspended a driver’s privilege to drive. If a driving is stopped for driving with a suspended license, the police officer has the authority to place the driver under arrest and charge the drive with a crime.
Upon resolution of your matter, judges prefer that a fine be paid before the close of business. As a professional courtesy, most courts will afford our clients a two-week grace period to pay their fine.
Fines that are imposed by a Judge are set by the New York State Legislature and codified within the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law. There are limits to the amount that driver can be fined.About Our Firm
Our lawyers have fought hundreds of tickets all over NYS. We have consistently reduced our client’s exposure to fine, points, and insurance increases. Let our former prosecutor and team of lawyers go to court for you and help you reach an amicable resolution on your ticket. Call us for your consultation now at 800-893-9645.
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