Harrison New York Speeding Ticket and Traffic Violations
Our Harrison New York traffic court defense lawyers and attorneys can represent you if you have been charged with speeding in Harrison, NY. Our office is conveniently located on Harrison Avenue, and at Palumbo & Associates we have extensive experience in defending motorists who have been given traffic tickets in Harrison Justice Traffic Court. Call our firm and speak to one of our lawyers for a free consultation to find out how we can help.Numerous NY Police Agencies return tickets to Harrison Town Court
The Harrison Court is located at the Harrison Train Station at 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, NY 10528. Because of the confluence of numerous state, county and local roadways in and around Harrison, New York an inordinate amount of traffic tickets are written there. You could have been stopped by a State Trooper for speeding, NY VTL § 1180 or failure to move over, NY VTL § 1144 on I-95 or I-287. Or you could have been stopped for improper lane change by the Westchester County Police on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Or maybe you were stopped by the Harrison Police for running a stop sign on Halstead Avenue. Whatever the violation or agency, you have to appear in the Town/Village court of Harrison.
Before taking off from work to handle this yourself consider this. Appearing in Harrison court can be quite a confusing endeavor. You have to be there at 9:30 a.m. or risk defaulting and having your license suspended. Which police department wrote the ticket determines who you have to speak with to work out a plea deal. If it is a State Trooper you will have to deal with the town attorney; if it is the county police you will have to deal with a representative from their department; if it is a Harrison cop you will have to deal with the officer that wrote you the ticket. Moreover, if you cannot get your ticket resolved through negotiations then you will have to come back to court on another date. You will be notified by mail of the date, which means another day off from work.
Even if you take the deal there is more waiting. The case must go before the judge, who is in the middle if hearing other matters such as building code violations, trials, arraignments, landlord-tenant, just to name a few. Eventually, they will get around to calling your case to formalize the plea deal and set the fine. This process takes anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the length of the court calendar that day.
Suppose you decided to take your case to trial. First off, how do you plan on making your case, putting the state to their proof, and cross-examining the cop? Simply telling the judge that you’re not guilty will not work. Protestations indicating that you were going with the flow of traffic, other cars were going faster, the cop was rude, fall far short of adequate defense. Further, on this date you will be waiting all day because the traffic trials are the last thing the court does. You may get lucky and have the trial around noon, or it can go off as late as 4:00 p.m.
Our office and lawyers have represented hundreds of motorists just like you before he Harrison Town Court. We review are relevant documents and material, consult with you about the nature of the case, and formulate a winning strategy for success. Our service is convenient, easy, cost effective, and successful.