Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Stockton Town Court
The Town of Stockton, named after Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, has a population of 2,248 and covers 47.6 square miles (U.S. Census, 2010). Both Bear Lake and Cassadaga Lake are partially within the boundaries of town. New York State Route 60 runs through eastern Stockton.
If you are reading this guide, then you most likely have been issued a speeding ticket. Our attorneys have created this guide to help you find some ease of mind when it comes to the legal arena.Court Tips and Tidbits
Sign-in: Even though you may have met with the officer in court and discussed your matter, it is important to check-in with the court clerk in the front of the courtroom. Failure to advise the clerk that you are in court may result in your case not being called.
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.
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.
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.
Guilty as Charged: If you are found guilty of speeding, there are many different ways in which it may 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, and incarceration.Fines
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!
Note, insurance costs can vary for two very similar situated drivers. A speeding conviction is not the only factor taken under consideration by insurance companies. They will also examine things such as a driver’s age, type of car driven, and car accident history.FAQs
How many points are allowed until a license is suspended?
There are many reasons why a driver may have their privilege to drive suspended. With respect to points, a driver will suspended upon receiving 11 or more points within an 18 month period.
Is the date on the front of my ticket my court date?
Ultimately, the date on the front of your ticket may be your court date but for the most part, it is your respond by date.
Can’t every speeding ticket be dismissed or resolved with zero points?
Every case is unique. Every court is unique. It is difficult to make a blanket statement with regard the ultimate resolution of a legal matter.About Us
Our experienced team of attorneys is lead by former NYC prosecutor, Mr. Joseph Villanueva. Having a former prosecutor on your side can help you analyze your case from the perspective of a defense attorney as well as a prosecutor. Call us today to see how we can help you save your money, time, points, and insurance increases. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.
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