Clarkstown Town NY Traffic Ticket Attorney
Where Is Your Case Heard?
Clarkstown Town Justice Court
20 Maple Avenue
New York City, NY 10956
Clarkstown Town Court Website: http://town.clarkstown.ny.us/html/justice_court.html
Clarkstown is a large town located on the eastern border of Rockland County, New York. The community of New City, which accounts for nearly half of the town’s population, is the county seat. The New York State Thruway (Interstate 87/Interstate 287) and the Palisades Interstate Parkway both pass through Clarkstown. If you were ticketed for speeding or any other moving violation while driving through Clarkstown, NY, Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. is a skilled traffic lawyer who can help you contest your ticket and beat the charges.
Do not attempt to pay a traffic fine or plead guilty to a traffic offense in Clarkstown, NY before you have a chance to speak with an attorney. Even if you are under the impression that you committed a traffic infraction, it is still in your best interest to discuss the matter with a knowledgeable traffic lawyer before you make any decisions about how to proceed with your case. Police officers make mistakes. A skilled traffic lawyer can examine the details of your case and make sure all legal options are explored when contesting your traffic charge. For example, it’s possible that the radar gun used to clock your speed on the roadway was flawed, or maybe the police officer who pulled you over did not have probable cause to stop your car in the first place. The crucial thing to keep in mind is that a knowledgeable attorney might be able to challenge the evidence in your case and fight the ticket.
Prosecutors and police officers in Clarkstown, NY are often amenable to negotiating traffic tickets before the start of trial because they don’t want to waste court resources; however, they are more likely to discuss a possible plea agreement with a traffic attorney. When Mr. Katz handles your case in Clarkstown Town Court, he will do everything in his power to beat your ticket. This includes negotiating with the other side and, if necessary, standing up for you in court to get your traffic charges significantly reduced or dismissed entirely.
Traffic Charges in Clarkstown, New York
I am a skilled traffic attorney with more than 30 years of experience defending Rockland County residents against traffic tickets, including:
- High-Speed Tickets
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Driving without a License
- Driving without Insurance
- Handheld Cell Phone Tickets
- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Violations
- DWI / DWAI / DUI
- Running a Red Light
- Illegal Lane Changes
- Failure to Yield
- Faulty Equipment
- Repeat Offenses
- Other Traffic Violations
Avoid a Traffic Conviction and Keep Your Driving Record Clean
If you do not have qualified legal representation in Clarkstown Traffic Court, you could be exposed to severe penalties such as monetary penalties, fines, points on your license and even possible jail time. If you get too many points on your driver’s license, you may wind up without a license for an extended period of time. Moreover, even if you are able to continue driving after resolution of your traffic matter, your insurance carrier could decide to discontinue your coverage if they consider you a “high-risk” driver.
What Will Happen in Clarkstown Traffic Court?
Pre-Trial Discussions: When you first contact him to discuss the details of your traffic stop, he will begin working on defenses that he can raise on your behalf. He will start by thoroughly examining the police report and investigating the precise details and circumstances of your motor vehicle stop. Before trial date, Mr. Katz will speak with the prosecutor and/or the police officer who gave you the ticket. His main priority is always to get his clients’ traffic charges dismissed or, in the worst cases, reduced to a non-moving violation so that they can avoid points on their license, costly fines and higher auto insurance rates. He will also do what he can to get tickets for multiple traffic infractions merged into just one traffic offense, which also helps his clients avoid the most significant penalties. Mr. Katz has had great success negotiating favorable plea deals for his clients because he knows how to best utilize negotiating skills obtained over 30 years of legal practice.
Taking the Case to Trial in Clarkstown Traffic Court: In the event that your case heads to trial, you can rest assured that he will be fully prepared to help you address the charges in Clarkstown Town Court. He will challenge the evidence, question the traffic officer who ticketed you and fight for you both in and out of the courtroom. Mr. Katz is a tenacious litigator who can handle negotiations and courtroom arguments. He has successfully represented many clients in local courtrooms across Rockland County, New York. He knows how prosecutors prepare themselves for these kinds of traffic cases, so he can identify flaws in prosecutorial strategies.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Clarkstown, NY Traffic Ticket Lawyer
If you were ticketed for speeding, reckless driving or any other moving violation in Clarkstown, New York, Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. is here to assist you. He has successfully represented countless clients facing traffic charges in Rockland County, Orange County, Dutchess County, Ulster County and everywhere else in NY. You can reach me anytime at 845-377-2022 to discuss your traffic matter or schedule a consultation at his office in New Paltz, New York.