Briarcliff Manor Town Court, New York Speeding & Traffic Ticket Defense
Located in New York’s Westchester County northwestern corner, the Briarcliff Manor Town Court is located at 1111 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510-1626. Many speeding tickets written on the Taconic State Parkway are returned to the Briarcliff Manor Court, as well as VTL § 1180, cell phone violations under VTL § 1225, and failure to yield, NY VTL § 1144-A. Our attorneys and lawyers here at Palumbo & Associates, PC, are adept and defending you against all speeding tickets, aggravated unlicensed operation, VTL § 511, and all other moving violation in Briarcliff Manor, NY Town Court.How to handle a prosecutor’s improper question at a speeding ticket trial in Briarcliff Manor
While eliciting testimony, the lawyer who is directing the examination many only ask questions which will lead to a non-hearsay answer, and a witness may not give testimony that is hearsay. Hearsay is an out of court statement offered in court for its truth. The statement can be verbal, written, or recorded.
At its core, hearsay prohibits a witness from testifying about anything which he or she did not personally see, hear, feel, or perceive. And even when a witness heard certain statements, depending who and in what context the statements were made may preclude a witness to giving testimony.
When conducting a speeding or traffic ticket moving violation trial in Briarcliff Manor Town Court, if the motorist’s attorney believes that a question calls for hearsay, or an answer is hearsay, the lawyer must verbally object. Making a verbal objection does 2 things: (1) it creates a record for appeal, and (2) it gives the judge an opportunity to put the brakes on the answer. If however the objection is stated after the answer is given, your lawyer should also “move to strike” the answer. That means that you are asking the judge to ask the jury not to consider the evidence.
Upon an objection the judge can do 1 of 2 things. The judge can sustain the objection, which means that he agrees with your lawyer and thereby prevent the question from being answered or strike the answer from the juries consideration, or he can over rule the objection and let the question be answered or the answer stand.
If you received a ticket in Briarcliff Manor, NY and have any questions about it, or about a legal proceeding or procedure, feel free to give us a call for a consultation at any time.