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Cornwall Town Court

Traffic Violation Attorney in Cornwall, New York Where is Your Case Heard?

Cornwall Town Court
183 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518
845-534-8717

Town of Cornwall Website:
http://www.cornwallny.com/

Cornwall is a town located along the western shore of the Hudson River in Orange County, NY. New York Route 218 and US Route 9W run through the Town of Cornwall. If you were charged with a moving violation on these roads, or on any other local road, speak with a knowledgeable traffic attorney before speaking with the prosecutor. I am Jonathan Katz and I’ve been successfully representing drivers charged with traffic violations in Orange County, NY for more than 36 years.

Some traffic violations carry severe penalties, including heavy fines, driver’s license suspension and points on your license. Accrue too many points and you may end up losing your driver’s license for an extended period of time. Moreover, a traffic conviction could cause your insurance company to label you “high risk” and raise your insurance premiums. Although local prosecutors and police officers are often willing to work out a plea deal in traffic cases, they are more likely to negotiate with a qualified attorney.

As your attorney, you can rely on me to persuasively argue your case and press the prosecutor to reduce your charge to a lesser offense, saving you points on your license, reduce or even eliminate any potential fines and preserve your driving privileges. Depending on the circumstances, I may even be able to get the prosecutor or police officer to dismiss your traffic ticket.

Traffic Charges in Cornwall, New York

I represent residents of Orange County, other New York drivers and out-of-state residents who were ticketed while driving through NY. I can help you fight your traffic ticket if you’ve been issued a citation for:

  • Speeding
  • 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

Do not automatically plead guilty to a traffic ticket in Cornwall, NY. Speak with an experienced New York traffic attorney.

What Happens in Cornwall Town Traffic Court?
  • Pre-Trial Negotiations: After our first conversation, I will get to work investigating the circumstances of your traffic ticket. Prior to trial, I will speak with the police officer who ticketed you and/or prosecutor at Cornwall Town Traffic Court in an attempt to negotiate your charges down. Traffic cases typically involve the police officer, the prosecutor and the judge. If major mistakes were made in your case (e.g. the police officer committed a procedural error or improperly wrote up the official report), or if there are any factual discrepancies about what happened when you were ticketed, I will seek to get the charges dismissed. I may also be able to negotiate a reduced charge, fewer points on your driver’s license or merging of multiple offenses into a single traffic ticket.
  • Taking the Case to Trial: I always prepare every case I handle as though it will go to trial. If we cannot reach a plea agreement in your case, I will stand up for you in Cornwall Traffic Court and fight your ticket.
Penalties for a Traffic Conviction in Cornwall, NY

The effects of a conviction for a moving violation in Cornwall may include:

  • The court will notify the NY Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of your conviction. The DMV will then change your driving record to account for the conviction. If you are an out-of-state driver, the DMV will send notice of your conviction to your home state.
  • You will have to pay fines, penalties and other court costs imposed by the Cornwall Traffic Court judge. I always seek to get my clients’ traffic charges dismissed or, at the very least, reduced in order to minimize the potential fines.
  • You may be subjected to higher insurance premiums after your insurance company gets notice of your traffic conviction.
  • The court may suspend or revoke your driver’s license, depending on the type of traffic offense.
Call a Skilled Cornwall, New York Traffic Ticket Lawyer

You need to take a traffic ticket in Cornwall, NY very seriously. If you have been issued a traffic citation for speeding, failure to yield or any other traffic offense, do not hesitate to contact Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. I have 36 years of experience representing clients in traffic courts across New York, including Orange County and Ulster County. Call me anytime at (866) 265-0222 to discuss your traffic ticket or schedule a consultation at my office in New Paltz, New York

Client Reviews
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I had a wonderful experience working with this law firm. They took care of everything for me, I did not even have to attend court. My 4 point ticket was reduced to a 0 pt violation , which I was very pleased with. Jonathan Katz and his associates worked in a very timely manner and I didn't have to worry or stress about the process at all. I live 2 plus hours from the area where the ticket was received and I was very pleased how minimally I was involved in the process yet, was kept very informed. Liz was very professional , effective, a pleasure to work with and made the process very easy for me. I would highly recommend Jonathan Katz law firm !! Nealie
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Got a traffic ticket in Dutchess County. First one in a long time. So I looked for local traffic attorney and saw Jonathan Katz Law with great views. Susan took my call, she was very patient and provided me with a lot of valuable information. She explained the process and the options available. She encouraged me to do more homework first (e.g. calling the town court, checking with insurance company etc.) before deciding whether to use their service. She also followed up with an email, showing me how to retrieve my NYS driving record. She’s professional, responsive and honest. Truly exceptional service, highly recommend! massa in ullamcorper. Quan
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