CLINTON TOWN COURT
Town of Clinton Town Hall
1215 Centre Road (County Rte 18)
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: 845-266-5988;Ext. 106 for Judge Tompkins clerk; Ext. 107 for Judge Seelbach’s clerk
Email: CMcgarry@nycourts.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org
Clerk: Mon and Fri 10-2; Tues and Wed 1:30-5:30 (third Tues closed); Closed Thursdays except when court is being held
Hon. Russell D. Tompkins, Town Justice
Hon. Barbara Seelbach, Town Justice
Clinton Town Court has jurisdiction over crimes (misdemeanors and violations), traffic violations, small claims matters and landlord/tenant matters. 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 local police prosecute their own tickets.
The court schedule is as follows:
Vehicle and Traffic violations
Odd months – Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Even months – Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
DA/Criminal Night -
1st Thursday of every month-
Judge Tompkins at 4:00 p.m. Judge Seelbach at 5:00 p.m.
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 Clinton 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.