Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Rochester, NY

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Rochester, NY

Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Where is Your Case Heard?

Rochester Town Justice Court
140 Samsonville Road, PO Box 167,
Kerhonkson NY 12446
Phone: 845-626-2522
Rochester Town Justice Court Website:

In most cases you do not have to appear in court. As your attorney, I can stand in your place in Rochester Town Justice Court and in negotiations. Most importantly, I’ll explain how I can help you. The cost of fines and increased insurance premiums on a speeding violation in NY can be substantial; the costs for substitute transportation expensive. Losing your license can mean losing your livelihood. I may be able to reduce your ticket to a lesser charge, or get it dismissed. I’ve been helping people with traffic cases in Ulster County New York for 36 years. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with an attorney.

If you’re concerned about your insurance premiums, your motor vehicle points, your driving record or any issues related to your traffic citation(s), call my New York office for a free consultation. Don’t pay the ticket before you’ve spoken with a lawyer. Whether you’re a local Ulster County resident, a New York driver, an out-of-state driver or even a Canadian driver, I can help you with your tickets.

NY Routes 44, 55 and US 209 run through Kerhonkson, NY. If you were stopped on these roads or any local roads, I can help if you’ve been charged with:

  • Speeding
  • Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Driving without a License
  • Driving without Insurance
  • High-Speed Tickets
  • Cell Phone Tickets
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses
  • Repeat Offenders

Don’t plead guilty. Use an experienced New York traffic lawyer.

The Steps Involved in Going to Rochester Town Justice Court

First, there’s negotiation before trial. The three main people involved in Rochester Town Justice traffic court case are the police officer, the lawyer and the judge. Sometimes, there is also a prosecuting lawyer.

Before the case begins, I will negotiate with the police officer and sometimes the prosecutor to see if there’s a way to reduce the charges to a lesser offense such as a non-moving violation, to reduce the points, to merge multiple offenses into one offense, or to eliminate the charges altogether.

Through my experience trying numerous cases, I know the factual and legal arguments to make that can help persuade the police officer and the prosecutor. I also know, because of prior work with many of the officers and prosecutors, where they are likely to bargain and where they’re not.

Next, we try the case. If a negotiated deal can’t be reached, the police officer and the prosecutor have the burden of proving their case (beyond a reasonable doubt) and that the evidence was properly presented. The police officer must appear. The police officer must be able to prove the facts listed on the citation. The police officer and/or the prosecutor must be able to prove that a motor vehicle law was violated. Not every wrong deserves a citation.

Effect of the Judge’s Decision
  • Your record

    • If found not guilty of all the charges, your record will show no violations for this set of charges

    • If found guilty of any moving violations, your convictions will be sent to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles and to your home state or home country if NY has reciprocity with your home locations

  • Fines, penalties and costs

    • If found not guilty, any money you paid into the court should be refunded

    • If found guilty, you will have to pay the expenses for only the charges the judge found you guilty of committing

  • Your insurance rates

    • If found not guilty, your insurance rates will normally not be affected. Though insurance companies may raise your rates for some related reasons – such as – if there was an accident

    • If found guilty, your insurance rates will increase to match the seriousness of the convictions

  • Your license may be suspended or revoked if you’re found guilty

Contact a Skilled Rochester Town, New York Traffic Violation/Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A speeding ticket and other traffic violations such as failing to yield can put points on your driver’s license. Too many points can lead to an increase in your insurance premiums and the possible suspension of your license. Before you pay a traffic fine in Rochester Town Justice Court, Kerhonkson, NY, contact my law firm online, or call the law office of Jonathan D. Katz, Esq., at (866) 938-8498 for a free consultation.

I will have empathy for your situation. I understand the distress of being stopped by the police. I’ll explain the traffic court process and the possible consequences including all of the financial costs. In most cases, you do not have to appear in court.

Client Reviews
I was provided with extraordinary service regarding a speeding ticket for a very low price. The firm is very experienced, friendly and effective. As an attorney myself, I could appreciate the skill they have in this area of the law. Andrew Stone
Jonathan and Liz were a pleasure to deal with. They were very attentive from the first call and kept me informed of the legal process every step of the way. I received the best representation and the best result possible. There was a reasonable flat fee and there were no hidden costs. I highly recommend their services! S.J.
Very helpful guiding me through the process. Your staff went the extra mile and really made me feel like I was being taken care of. Thank you so much for helping me with my ticket! M.C.
You guys are professional and have helped me understanding the legal situation, weigh out the pros and cons for pursuing further actions, and implemented the most effective actions to solve my problem. L.P.
The service from the staff was quick and professional. I got a good result and was thrilled with the way I was treated. I would highly recommend this office. Konstantine Malafis
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