Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Scotia Village Court
The Village of Scotia was significant in the Broom industry, as more than one hundred broomcorn farms operated in the area, manufacturing more than 1,000,000 brooms every year in the mid-1800s. The Scotia Village Court is on the second floor of the Scotia Fire Department building, situated at the corner of North Ten Broeck Street and Mohawk Avenue, which runs concurrently with New York State Route 5.
Have you been issued a speeding ticket that is returnable to Scotia Village Court? If so, call our Schenectady County speeding ticket defense attorneys now at 800-893-9645 to see how we can help you save money, time and points on your license.
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.
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.
If you need help making heads or tails of your speeding ticket, contact our attorneys today.Court Tips and Tidbits
Scotia Village Court
148 Mohawk Avenue
Scotia, NY 12302
The court office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a closure for lunch from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday, the court office is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Court sessions are every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. and the Assistant District Attorney attends every other Thursday for traffic and criminal trials.
Dress Code: Although there is no official dress code, it is very 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.
Sign-in: Upon entering the court, it is important that you sign in with the court clerk. Failure to notifying the court clerk that you are present for your court appearance can result in your case not being called.
If Found Guilty: If you are found guilty of speeding, there are many different ways in which this conviction can affect you. This can include but is not limited to fines payable to the court, penalties payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles, insurance increases, points on your license and incarceration.
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.
Judges: While a plea bargain can be struck between the prosecutor and a defendant, the judge has the ultimate power to accept or reject the proposed disposition. If the court accepts the resolution, a fine will be assessed.New York Driver Assessment
For drivers who have already accumulated six or more points, New York State imposes a Driver Responsibility Assessment. Please take a look at the following chart for more details. If you would like a consultation, give our attorneys a call at 800-893-9645.
|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|
At Villanueva & Sanchala, PLLC we excel at getting New York traffic tickets dismissed or reduced. We have over 30 years of legal experience and have gained a reputation among our peers as being superb lawyers. Our team of traffic and criminal defense lawyers is lead by Joseph P. Villanueva. He is a former prosecutor. Having a former prosecutor on your side can help in analyzing critical issues in your case. Call now for your consultation at 800-893-9645.