HYDE PARK TOWN COURT
1 Cardinal Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Hon. John M. Kennedy, Town Justice
Hon. David L. Steinberg, Town Justice
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Hyde Park, NY is most famous for being the hometown of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is also the home of the iconic Culinary Institute of America.
Hyde Park Justice Court has jurisdiction over crimes (misdemeanors), 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 sessions are as follows:
Town Justice John M. Kennedy
Small Claims Court 1st Tuesday of the Month 5:00 PM
Criminal Court 2nd Tuesday of the Month 8:30 AM
Traffic Court 3rd Tuesday of the Month 5:00 PM
Landlord/Tenant Court & Animal Violations 4th Tuesday of the Month 5:00 PM
Town Justice David L. Steinberg
Traffic Court 1st Thursday of the Month 6:00 PM
Animal Violations& Small Claims Court 2nd Thursday of the Month 6:00 PM
Landlord/Tenant Court 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:00 PM
Criminal Court 4th Thursday of the Month 6:00 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 Hyde Park Town Court taffic 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.