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Analysis and commentary:  In general, tickets issued by the Mamaroneck Village Police are prosecuted by the police department.  Meanwhile, moving violations issues by the State Police are prosecuted by the Village Prosecutor.  The village has gained a reputation for being a very safety first oriented municipality. As such, it can be very challenging for motorist to attack their tickets.  Understanding this, we recommend that you contact our firm and ask how we can help you fight your ticket and help reduce your exposure to fines, surcharges, and insurance increases. 

This court two justices that share an alternating scheduling.  They preside over traffic cases including speeding tickets, cell phone violations, and stop sign violations.  Besides traffic cases, they also have limited jurisdiction over criminal cases and civil matters. 

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Prosecution in three stages:  In general, traffic matters in Mamaroneck Village Court are handled in three stages.  While the process is more complex, I've condensed the process here for you quick edification.  First, tickets are either prosecuted by the local police officer that issued the summons or the village prosecutor.  At some point during the litigation process, you will have an opportunity to discuss your matter with the prosecutor. If a resolution can be reached, your case will be referred to the Judge.  At this second stage, the Judge will have the final say whether or not to approve the plea bargain and set a fine.  If a resolution cannot be reached, your can may have to be resolved with a trial.  At the trial stage of trial.  At trial, you will have the opportunity to call witnesses and cross examine the prosecutions witnesses.  Traffic trials are non-jury trials.  If you are interested in learning more about the court process including the appellate process, give us a call to learn how we can help.

Some common violations issued are VTL 1180 (b), VTL 1180 (d), VTL 1225-c, and VTL 1163.  Each of these violations carries a point against your license and can cause an insurance increase which may cost you hundreds of dollars for years to come.

Benefits of Retaining our Firm

Going to court can be a time consuming and stressful proposition for many motorists.  Our attorneys have been appearing in Westchester 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.

We are familiar with the “ins and outs” of the Mount Vernon New York Ticket Court.  We are local attorneys with offices only a few minutes away from the court.  Our attorneys have excelled at getting speeding tickets, moving violations, and other traffic matters either dismissed or reduced.  Under most normal circumstances, our client’s never appear in court on traffic infractions.  This will saves them valuable time and time.


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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