Putnam County Courts
Putnam County is located in the lower Hudson River Valley and has six towns and three incorporated villages. These are, Brewster Village, Carmel Town, Cold Spring Village, Kent Town, Nelsonville Village, Patterson Town, and Phillipstown Town.
TOWNS AND MUNICIPALITIES
The Town of Carmel is the County Seat for Putnam County. Although I-84 and the Taconic Parkway runs though a small part of Carmel town not many traffic tickets are written on these highways and most traffic matter occur on local streets and are written by Local town police. The Town court is located in Mahopac and the Court schedules traffic ticket matters during business hours.
The Town of Southeast is the second largest town in Putnam County. It is located at the intersection of Interstate highways I-684 & I-84, along with Routes 22, 312, 6 and 202. Consequently, the New York State Police write a lot of traffic tickets and are returnable to the Town of Southeast. All criminal cases are also handled with the State police and consequently, the court has a heavy traffic calendar.
The Village of Brewster is within the Town of Southeast. I-684 runs through it, and I-84 runs by it. Brewster also contains Routes 22 and 202, Route 56, Route 6, and Route 53. The entire Village of Brewster is patrolled by the New York State Police. Many traffic tickets are written and returnable to the Village of Brewster Court. The Philipstown Town Court is a small town court and is located in Cold Spring. Since no major highways pass through Philipstown, there is a minimal traffic ticket case load. The majority of the traffic cases there are DWI, and petty offenses.
The Village of Cold Spring is located within the Town of Philipstown and is bordered on its West by the Hudson River. The court deals primarily with traffic tickets written by the Cold Spring Village Police on local streets. The court convenes either at 7:00 pm on Mondays or 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.
The Village of Nelsonville is located in the Town of Philipstown, and is directly east of the Town of Cold Spring on the Hudson River. It is a small Village justice court in rural area of Putnam County. There is a modest traffic calendar, however there is no town prosecutor for state police tickets, which means if you are charged with a traffic ticket you cannot plea bargain for a lesser offense.
Patterson is located in the northeast corner of Putnam County, New York, in the Harlem River Valley region of New York State. Patterson starts generally where 684 terminates and turns into Route 22 as you travel north. Troopers write most of the traffic tickets due to the fact that I-84 passes through it. Other traffic violations tickets are mainly written by the Putnam County Sheriff on route 22. All Vehicle and traffic tickets violations are heard at 5:00 pm on varying Mondays and Tuesdays.
Putnam Valley Town Court is a busy court because the Taconic State Parkway traverses the entire length of its eastern border from north to south. As a consequence, the NYSP write many speeding tickets, VTL § 1180 on the Taconic State Parkway returnable to the Putnam Valley Town Court. The town prosecutor handles the New York State Police Tickets from the Taconic State Parkway as well as Route 17. Harold Dee, a former NY Traffic Court Judge, decided twenty five thousand (25,000) traffic court hearings while a sitting Administrative Law Judge in the Bronx and Manhattan traffic courts. He has been practicing law in the State of New York for thirty four years, the last eighteen of them while based in Westchester County. Former Judge Dee generally represents individuals and trucking companies charged with violations of the I-84 cuts through the northeast corner of the Town of Kent. There are two exits off of Interstate 84, for Kent, Exits 17 and 18. The Taconic State Parkway on the western side of Kent exits at Route 301 and Hortontown Road. These routes are main thoroughfares to Westchester and New York City. Traffic and speeding tickets, VTL § 1180, are written by Town of Kent Police Officers, Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies, and the New York State Police. The town prosecutor handles state police violations, while the individual officers from the other departments prosecute their own tickets. However, if you are charged with an automobile crime such as reckless driving, VTL § 1212, Driving on a Suspended or Revoked license, VTL § 511, driving on a suspended registration, VTL § 512, or driving while intoxicated, VTL § 1192, then the charges will be prosecuted on the criminal calendar by the Putnam County District Attorney.
Mr. Dee helps people charged with speeding and other traffic and criminal offenses. Harold Dee understands the legal system and works hard to win by presenting the best possible arguments and defenses on your behalf. Please call our office or contact us online for a free telephone consultation with a knowledgeable paralegal or attorney to discuss your pending New York speeding ticket or other traffic ticket, or DWI misdemeanor or felony matter.
PUTNAM COUNTY TRAFFIC COURT
Brewster Village Court 208 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509, Tel:845-2794020X16
Carmel Town Court 60 McAlpin Ave, Mahopac, NY 10541, Tel: 845-6281500
Cold Spring Village Court 87 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516-2810, Tel:845265-9070
Kent Town Court , 820 Route 52, Kent Lakes, NY 10512, Tel:845-225-1606
Nelsonville Village Court, 258 Main Street, Nelsonville, NY 10516, Tel:845-265-2500
Patterson Town Court 1167 Route 311, Patterson, NY 12563-0416, Tel:845-878-9690
Phillipstown Town Court 238 Main St.-PO Box 155, Town Hall, Cold Spring, NY 10516-1401, Tel:845-878-1080
Putnam Valley Town Court 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579, Tel:845-526-3050
Southeast Town Court 67 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509, Tel:845-279-8939