Avvo Rating
Empire State Counsel
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Above the Bar Awards
All-Star Lawyers

What to Expect in Highlands Traffic Court

Call Now 800-893-9645Analysis and commentary:  Highlands Town Court is located at 254 Main Streetin Highland Falls, NY.  The court is located in the heart of downtown Highland Falls and a short drive from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  The court is in the building as the town's main municipal government offices.  When you arrive to court, there is ample parking on the street and during day court sessions, the meters allow for two hour limited parking.  This court is a court of limited jurisdiction and has the authority to hear traffic tickets (such as speeding tickets VTL 1180, reckless driving VTL 1212, and disobeying a traffic device VTL 1110-a), misdemeanors, landlord tenant cases, and some civil and felony cases.  The court has two part time judges and they share the duties presiding over court matters.  The court is located on the second floor.  There is limited space in court and can fill up rather quickly.  It is recommended that drivers arrive promptly on time to avoid a long delay in having their cases adjudicated.  About the town: while the town is known for its picturesque scenery, it is probably best known for being the home of West Point the United States Military Academy.

Do I need an attorney in court?  While you are not required to have an attorney in court, we believe our law firm can save you valuable time, money, and points on your license.  We excel at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.  Our lead defense attorney has been named one of the best attorneys in the entire Northeast of the United States. 

We can appear on your behalf without you.  This will save your several hours and you can avoid taking time off from work, school, or any other appointments.

Benefits of Retaining Our Law Firm:  Going to court can be a time consuming and stressful proposition for many motorists.  Our attorneys have been appearing in Putnam County Traffic Courts for years and can assist in alleviating your stress and help reduce the points levied against your license.  By reducing your ticket, we can help save you on rising insurance costs.

How can your firm get my points reduced?  Our attorneys have represented hundreds of motorist.  We are familiar with the technical arguments under the Vehicle Traffic Law as well as the critical analysis for mitigating your circumstances.

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.

Going to Trial:  If you go to court expecting to proceed to trial on your traffic matter, your case may take longer.  Trials are usually handled at the end of the calendar to avoid a long delay for those who simply wish to take a plea.

About Our Firm:  Our Ticket Defense Lawyers have more than 20 years of legal experience and have gained a reputation among our peers as being superb lawyers.  Our team of traffic 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 us now at 914-723-7900.

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 potential 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)

Misdemeanor Convictions

(no other penalty provided)

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

Back to main page
Send us an email

We also represent clients in all felony and misdemeanor matters including DWI, marijuana possession, drugs, and domestic violence charges.Call Now 800-893-9645
Client Reviews
“I was extremely pleased with the friendly yet professional service that I received in resolving my legal issue.” Karen K.
“Joseph Villanueva and staff made the whole process so easy and gave me the peace of mind that I didn't receive points against my license. Well worth the money!” Linda P.
“Best attorney I’ve worked with. Stayed in contact throughout the whole process. Gave me frequent updates and always replied back to me within an hour. Definitely recommend.” Nikki C.