City of Yonkers, NY Speeding and Traffic Court Defense Lawyers
The City of Yonkers, New York New York’s 4th largest city and located in southern Westchester County north of the Bronx and on the Hudson River. The Yonkers City Court is located at 100 So. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701. In addition to the Yonkers Police, the Westchester County Police as well as the New York State Police return a high volume of speeding, NY VTL § 1180, cell phone, NY VTL § 1225, failure to yield / move over law, NY VTL § 1144, as well as stop sign, NY VTL § 1172 and red light, NY VTL § 1111 cases.How the Yonkers City Court is run
The Yonkers City Court has huge volume and is run professionally by court clerk personnel who are consciousness and diligent. However, there is just so much “stuff” going on there that there is a propensity for inefficiency due to no fault of the court staff. You have to understand that in addition to your speeding ticket, of which the court hears thousands a year, the court handles all misdemeanor crimes from beginning to end, all felony arraignments and many felony proceedings, all landlord / tenant cases in Yonkers, commercial collections and small claims under $10,000.00, and is also on call for emergency applications and search and arrest warrants.
Despite the difficulty in navigating through the court due to its volume, the Yonkers City Court is as pleasant as being in court can be. All of the court and prosecutor officials are reasonable. If you received a ticket from the Westchester County Police you will be dealing with a Westchester County Police Officer prosecuting the case. If the NYSP wrote the ticket you will be dealing with the Yonkers City Attorney prosecuting the matter. If a Yonkers Police Officer wrote the ticket you will be dealing either with that officer or the Yonkers City Attorney.
One thing that the Yonkers City Court judges do that many other judges do not do is really scrutinize the motorist’s driving history as well as take into consideration the age of the motorist. If the court feels that the driving history shows poor driving history what appears to be a lack of respect for the traffic laws, the court will still work with such clients and allow a plea to a reduced charge, but often requires that as a condition of the compromise that the motorist take a NYS DMV approved driver safety course. This is not even such a bad deal, because it is less than $50.00, will scrub up to 4 accrued points off of a driving history, and upon completion your auto insurer will be compelled to reduce your insurance premiums for 3 years by 10%. Also, the course can be done online, and an online provider can be found here