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What to Expect in East Fishkill Traffic Court

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If you have been given a ticket in East Fishkill Traffic Court, this law firm can help defend you against the charges. 

About Our Firm:  Our attorneys have been rated some of the best lawyers in New York State and we have excelled at getting speeding tickets and moving violations either dismissed or reduced.  Our experience spans over three decades and we are familiar with the ins and outs of the local courts which can be a big advantage to you.  Our law firm is lead by a former prosecuted who has defended thousands of motorists and defendants throughout New York State.  If you find yourself charged with a ticket, give us a call at 914-723-7900.

Two Step Approach:  Although the process of handling a ticket is significantly more complicated than a two-step approach, we have truncated the process for you into two stages to give you a quick over view of what happens in traffic court.

The prosecutorial procedure followed in East Fishkill is similar to the procedure used in many local courts. The first stage involves the tickets being prosecuted by either a police officer or local prosecutor.  An initial conference will be held with the prosecutor in an attempt to resolve your matter.  If an plea bargain can be reached your case will progress to the second stage.  The second stage involves the Judge.  If your plea bargain is approved by the Judge, a fine will be assessed in your matter.  Most cases will be resolved at the second stage.  If a plea bargain cannot be reached, your case will be set for trial.

Entering the Court

Upon entering the courthouse, you will be greeted by New York State Court Officers that will instruct you to walk to through a metal detector.  You will be advised to empty out your pockets and open up your bags or inspection.  If you have any metal objection on your person, you may be instructed to remove them for further inspection.

After the metal detector

 Once you have clearance to enter the building, you will be instructed to wait inside a courtroom and await further instructions.  Typically, tickets issued by the State Police will be prosecuted by a local prosecutor.  Upon entering the courtroom, the prosecutor will give your instructions and ultimately meet with you to discuss your case.  The prosecutor will have your driving record and be able to ascertain whether or not this is your first offense.  Once you have met with the prosecutor, you will be advised to wait in another courtroom to further discuss your case with the Judge.

Things to bring to court

It is helpful to bring your court notice and a copy of your ticket.  This will help the court easily track down your case and help expedite the process.  It is also helpful to bring a copy of your driving record.  Your driving record can be obtained at your local Department of Motor Vehicles.  If you resolve your matter, should know exactly how it will affect your privilege to drive.


How many points am I facing?

Speeding Points
01 to 10 mph over the limit3
11 to 204
21 to 306
31 to 408
More than 4011


What are the fines?

Offense Fines
First-time speeding offense$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets

(within eighteen months)

Up to $1,575
Traffic Infraction$100-$300
Disobey a Traffic Signal

(red light)

$225-$675
Misdemeanor Convictions

(no other penalty provided)

$200-$1,225
Uninspected Vehicles$25-$200
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer$25-$200
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer$0-$100
Surcharges$50 - $55

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