Southeast Traffic Court Lawyer
Southeast DWI Lawyer
If you have a pending case in the Southeast traffic court, don’t risk your license. Call the experienced legal professionals at the Law Offices of Harold Dee.
Mr Dee and his team of family attorneys have represented thousands of motorists in traffic courts throughout the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws. Charges have ranged from: speeding tickets, traffic tickets, cell phone violations, DWI arrests, reckless driving, suspended operators and suspended registrations, and a host of others. Harold Dee can represent you in the Southeast Traffic Court if you have been charged with a moving violation, DWI or any other traffic related crime.
New York State traffic courts normally allow attorneys to represent defendants with written authorization from the client, however, it is not so with Criminal Court where the Defendant’s presence is normally required. In both CT and NJ, Courts want the Defendant present in court, excepting special circumstances.
The Law Office of Harold Dee specializes in helping clients with traffic ticket violations and crimes since 1987.
Meet The Harold Dee Legal Team Available To Represent You In The Southeast Justice Court:
Southeast Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney And DWI Attorney
Southeast Town Court
1360 Route 22
Brewster, NY 10509
Town Justices: Richard W. Vercollone & Gregory L. Folchetti
Sr. Court Clerk
Sr. Court Clerk
The Southeast Town Court is located in Putnam County, NY on Rt. 22, one point four (1.4) miles north of Interstate 84 at Exit 20. It is on the right side (approaching northbound), ten (10) feet past a “Virginia Woods” apartment complex sign. This Court is the venue for speeding,or any traffic tickets received on the eastern portion of Interstate Route 84 as it nears Connecticut, the northern portion of Interstate Rt. 684, past North Salem’s jurisdiction, all tickets written within it’s town limits and on Route 22 north up to Patterson Town’s jurisdiction.
The Southeast Traffic Town Court is the forum for tickets tickets issued within it’s jurisdiction by the Putnam County Sherrif’s Department (PCSD), Metro North Police, New York State Troopers, NYS Park Police (NYPP), NYS Environmental Police and the local Town Police.
Parking is provided but late comers may have to park in the back of the lot where it is unpaved and muddy.The courtroom is a sunny and comfortable room. There are three private toilets and a payphone and a water fountain. Verizon signal strength is good. Checks and credit cards are accepted. If you need time to pay your fine, ask the Judge and normally you can get a couple of weeks.
If you have an attorney you don’t have to be there!
Motorists’ will normally have a private audience with a town attorney who may consult with the issuing officer or his/her representative, will then review the charges, examine your New York State driver abstract, and offer a reduced plea or reduced fine in exchange for your plea of guilty to the lesser charge. Remember, even if you are an “out of stater”, you still might have a New York driver history! Arrive early as numbers are given out and the Town Attorney calls out the numbers in the order that they wereissued. There will normally be over a hundred people there.
By far, speeding convictions take more New York drivers off the road than any other violation. New York State will suspend or revoke a motorist who has three or more speeding traffic ticket convictions (and/or misdemeanors) for violations that were issued within the same eighteen month period. Many drivers are completely unaware of New York State’s stringent rules requiring a six month revocation of one’s full driving privileges once three speeding and/or Vehicle Traffic Law misdemeanor convictions have occurred, all issued within the same eighteen month period).
Examples of VTL Misdemeanors are DWI, Reckless Driving, Speed Racing, (Race Contest), Driving with a Suspended Registration or Suspended License. As an example, If found guilty of Reckless Driving and two Speeds a motorist earns a six month (minimum) evocation of operating (driving) privileges. Eligibility may remain for restricted driving privileges.
Strange as it may seem, a motorist could be off the road for six months with only five (5) points on his/her license. For example, if each of three speeding charges are bargained down to just five miles over the limit (60/55 mph zone) from a higher charge (i.e., 80/55 @ 6 points), the point total for each speed is only 3 (see chart within 1-10 mph over the limit is assessed three points) yielding 9 points before taking the Driver Safety Course which offers a four point reduction of the driver’s point total. Once the course is completed the motorist point total is only five (5) yet there is a six month revocation for having incurred three speeding traffic ticket (or misdemeanors) convictions within the same eighteen month period.
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. Reach eleven points (11) within eighteen months suspends NYS privileges for thirty days.
In addition to court imposed fine are there any additional fees?
Yes, The Driver Responsibility Assessment is another surcharge on individuals who operate vehicles in N.Y. If you are unlucky enough to have been found guilty of at least six points, 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. This revenue raising law was instituted in Governor George Pataki’s administration.
Southeast Town has an estimated population of 17,316. The Tilly Foster Farm and the Bog Brook Reservoir are located here. Notable residents of the town are saxophone player Mark Rivera and sculptor Chester Beach.
This Court is responsible for handling all court matters, including moving violations, parking violations, traffic tickets, civil cases, criminal cases, and small claims cases.
Hours of operation office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday to Friday. Traffic Court is in session Tuesdays at 2:30 P.M. The Assistant District Attorney is Jay Hogan from the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office. ADA Hogan is there twice each month, one calendar in front of Judge Richard W. Vercollone, and the other in front of Judge Gregory Folchetti. Call the Court clerks at 845.279.8939 for more information on court times and sessions.
Directions to Southeast Town Court
From the South: I 684 North to the end, I684 becomes Route 22, continue North for approximately 1.4 Miles. Town Hall is located on the right at 1360 Route 22. Saw Mill Parkway north to Rt. 684, Sprain Brook Parkway north to Saw Mill Parkway to I 684…
From the North: Route 22 South past the A&P Plaza and Mohapac National Bank for a mile or so. Town Hall is located on the left, 1360 Route 22.
From the East: I84 West to Exit 20 (Route 22 North), see directions above.
From the West: I84 East to Exit 20N (Route 22 North), see directions above.
Please call our office at 1.800 .HAROLDDEE or 1800.427.6533 for a free telephone consultation with a knowledgeable paralegal or attorney. We are happy to discuss your pending New York speeding ticket, other traffic ticket, or DWI misdemeanor or felony matter.