Cortlandt Traffic Court Lawyer
Cortlandt DWI Lawyer
If you have a pending case in the Cortlandt 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 Cortlandt 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 Cortlandt Justice Court:
Cortlandt Justice Court
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt Manor, 10567
Hon. Gerald M. Klein
Hon. Daniel A. McCarthy
The Town of Cortlandt Court is the local Justice Court in the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York with jurisdiction over many different types of cases including Penal Law, Vehicle & Traffic Law, Parking, ordinances, Town ordinances, and Civil and Small claims cases. This Court’s monetary jurisdiction in civil and small claims cases is $3,000.00.
Court sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays as follows:
Court Clerk’s Public Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Criminal calendar commences at 9:00 A.M.
Town Ordinance calendar is at 11:15 A.M.
Civil cases at 12:00 P.M
Vehicle and Traffic trials at 12:00 P.M.
Court Clerk: Juann Dyckman
Small claims cases are held one night a month at 6:30 P,M. Jury cases are held at least four times a year as needed.
The Town of Cortlandt is in the northwest part of Westchester County. The town includes the villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The town is bordered on the west by the Hudson River and the City of Peekskill. It is bordered to the north by Putnam County, the east by Yorktown and on the south by the towns of New Castle and Ossining. Cortlandt derived its name from the Van Cortlandt family who began purchasing land in 1677 from the Croton River north to Anthony’s Nose and east to Connecticut. Cortlandt was the site of many skirmishes during the Revolutionary War. Local Roads, such as Watch Hill and Furnace Dock Road, was where the furnaces were located that made ammunition for the war effort in the revolutionary war.
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 operator’s are completely unaware of New York’s stringent rules requiring a six month revocation of one’s driving privileges once three speeding convictions have occurred. 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. 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, 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.
From Northern Locations
- Follow Rt. 9 Southbound to the Annsville Circle; continue on Rt. 9, cross Annsville Bridge.
- At light, turn LEFT onto Bear Mt. Parkway; go � mile to the DIVISION STREET exit. Take this exit.
- At the stop sign turn LEFT. Go approximately 1 mile to a traffic light. You will see Pump House Road on the left and Heady Street on the right. TURN RIGHT ONTO Heady Street and go to the top of hill and the Town Hall is on the right.
From Southern Locations
- Go Northbound on Rt. 9.
- At intersection after you go through Peekskill of Rt. 9 and the Bear Mt. Parkway, go straight.
- Go 2 mile to the Division Street exit.
- At the stop sign turn left. Go approximately 1 mile to a traffic light. You will see Pump House Road on the left and Heady Street on the right. Turn right onto Heady Street and go to the top of hill to Town Hall..
From Eastern and Southeastern Locations
- Take the Taconic State Parkway to Rt. 202 the Yorktown exit.
- Go westbound on Rt. 202.
- At the intersection of Route 202 and the Bear Mt. Parkway, turn RIGHT onto the Bear
- Mtn. Parkway. Go approximately 2 miles.
- Take the Division Street exit off the Parkway. This exit is a very hard Right hand turn; Use Caution. At stop sign, turn left.
- At the stop sign turn LEFT. Go approximately 1 mile to a traffic light. You will see Pump House Road on the left and Heady Street on the right. Turn right onto Heady Street and go to the top of the hill to town hall.