Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Silver Creek Village Court
The Village of Silver Creek is situated within the town of Hanover in northeastern Chautauqua County. The village has a population of 2,699 and covers 1.2 square miles (2010 U.S. Census). Although settled in 1803, it was not until 1825 that the first post office was established. New York State Routes 5 and 20 intersect in the downtown business district.
New York State Routes 5 and 20 have many open stretches of road where many drivers easily lose sight of the speeding limit. If you have been issued a speeding ticket that is returnable to Silver Creek Village Court, call our Chautauqua County Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys today. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.Answering Your Ticket
One of the worst things you could do is to ignore your ticket. Failure to answer a ticket can result in a suspension of a driver's privilege to drive. If a driver is caught driving with a suspended license a police officer may arrest the driver and charge them in a criminal act.
Entering a Not Guilty Plea: If you wish to enter a not guilty plea, please follow the instructions provided on your ticket. You will be able to enter your plea via mail or in person.
Court Notice: Once the court has received your plea, you will be sent a court notice that informs you of your court date. At your court date you have the opportunity to present your case’s strengths and weaknesses.
Entering a Guilty Plea: If you wish to enter a guilty pea, please follow the directions provided on your ticket. Your plea can be entered via mail or in person. It is important to remember that by sending in a guilty plea, it is the equivalent of being convicted after trial.
Fine Notice: Once the court has received your plea, you will be sent a fine notice. This fine must be paid by the date provided. Failure to do so can result in your license getting suspended.
Please note that pleading guilty to a speeding ticket can have many financial consequences such as hundreds of dollars in fines to the court and DMV, along with increased insurance rates. This is not to mention the points that will be added to your license as well.Point Information
In New York State, speeding tickets range from 3-11 points. For further information please 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
If you have accumulated 11 points, your license will be suspended. In addition, 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.
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 and Sanchala, we provide all of our clients with high quality legal representation. We have helped countless ill-fated drivers save money, time, points, and insurance increases. As such we have been reputed as some of the best lawyers in all of New York State. Call us today to see how we can help you, our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.
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