Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Waddington Town Court
The Town of Waddington covers 58 square miles in northern St. Lawrence County, and was developed alongside the St. Lawrence River, the Grass River, Coles Creek and Sucker Brook. Waddington has a population of 2,266 (2010 U.S. Census). The town includes a Village of Waddington, at the junction of New York State Routes 37 and 345, which have many open stretches of road where many people are ticketed for speeding.
Traffic tickets are no laughing matter. No one wants to receive a speeding ticket or cell phone violation. Not only are they annoying, but they are also costly.
If you are having trouble making heads or tails of your situation, then this guide was created especially for you by our attorneys. We want to help you find some ease of mind in the legal arena.
To get the highest quality legal representation, please give our attorneys a call at 800-893-9645.Entering Your Plea
Upon receiving a speeding ticket, one of the most important things that must be done is entering a plea.
Entering a Not Guilty Plea: If you wish to fight your speeding ticket, you will have to enter a not guilty plea. Once the court receives your plea, you will be sent a court notice. This notice will advise you when to go to court for your court appearance.
Entering a Guilty Plea: If you wish to enter a guilty plea, please follow the directions provided on your ticket. It is important to keep in mind that pleading guilty is the equivalent to being convicted after a trial. There can be many long-term financial consequences to pleading guilty such as high fines, fees, points, and insurance increases.What to Expect in Court
After you have plead not guilty, you must present yourself in court on the day of your court appearance. We advise all litigants to arrive earlier than the given time. If you arrive late there is a chance that your case may have already been called.
Dress Code: Although there is no official dress code, we recommend all litigants go to court in formal attire. Many judges often frown upon those individuals who go to court in shorts, tank tops, or other similar items.
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.Why Hire an Attorney?
There are many benefits in hiring our speeding ticket lawyers to fight your case. One of the most popular reasons is that we have consistently saved our clients time, money and points on their license. While every case is different, we fight for every client just the same. As such, we have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in New York State. For your consultation, give us a call tody at 800-893-9645.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.
How will a speeding conviction affect my insurance?
There are many different things insurance companies take into consideration when they determine a driver’s insurance rate. For the most part, the algorithm used is proprietary in nature and the average driver will not be privy to this information.
Some things considered in an insurance policy can include but is not limited to a driver’s age, their accident history, the type of car driven, and any convictions to moving violations.
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.
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