Amenia Town Court
Norman Moore – Town Justice
James J. Devine – Town Justice
Maureen Moore – Court Clerk for Judge Moore
Dawn Marie Klingner – Court Clerk for Judge Devine
Contact Info for Judge Moore:
Phone: (845) 373-7017 Fax: (845) 373-8435
Odd Tuesday Evenings at 7:00pm
DA Court 3rd Monday at 1pm
Contact Info for Judge Devine:
Phone: (845) 373-8434 Fax: (845) 373-8435
Even Tuesdays – Civil at 5pm
- V&T at 6pm
DA Court 3rd Monday at 11AM
Christopher Klingner – Head Constable
Jason Dean – Constable
Brett Johnson – Constable
Duewayne Jackson – Constable
Amenia Town Court has jurisdiction over crimes (misdemeanors and violations), traffic violations, small claims matters and landlord/tenant matters. On felony charges, the court conducts arraignment and preliminary matters. If the charges are not reduced to misdemeanors, the Town Court transfers them to Dutchess County Court for final disposition. Criminal matters are prosecuted by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office. Traffic matters, Town Ordinances and Violations are prosecuted by the special prosecutor.
The court schedule is as follows:
Traffic and Civil matters are heard on Tuesday evenings – Judge Moore sits on odd Tuesdays at7:00 PM, Judge Devine sits on even Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. The Criminal Calendar is on the third Monday with Judge Moore at 1:00 PM and Judge Devine at 4:00 PM.
New York DMV doesn’t care how many miles a year you drive. The Sunday driver gets the same point allotment that a taxi driver receives. The Driver Responsibility Assessment is another surcharge on individuals who operate vehicles in N.Y. Now, if you are unlucky enough to have been found guilty of at least six points, all issued within the same 18 months, there is a DMV surcharge of $300.00 payable at once or at the rate of $100.00 annually. Failure to pay will result in a suspension of your license to operate in New York State. This applies to out of state motorists as well. To add insult to injury, there is an additional charge of $25.00 per year for each of three years for each point exceeding six. For example, if one were to accumulate ten points, the annual surcharge would be $200 or $600 over the three years. Taking the Driver Safety Course does not result in a reduction of the surcharge.
Mr. Dee a Amenia Town Court traffic ticket Attorney represents people charged with speeding and other traffic ticket violations and criminal offenses like DWI, AUO, (Aggravated Unlicensed Operation which means driving while knowing your license is suspended.), Operating a vehicle with a suspended registration (i. e., insurance cancelled), Vehicular Homicide or Manslaughter, and other criminal violations of New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law. Harold Dee understands the legal system and employs his knowledge and skills in order to present the right arguments and defenses on your behalf.