Saratoga County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the Capital District and is the proud home of more than 200,000 people. Whether people are on their way to their jobs in Tech Valley, on a field trip to visit Saratoga National Historical Park, a concert at SPAC, Saratoga Race Course in the summer, or just running their errands, speeding and traffic tickets are all too common in the Saratoga County region.
That is where we can help. At Weiss & Associates, PC, our team of experienced traffic ticket lawyers is ready to help you today.
I-87, State Road 67, and State Road 29 are all popular places to drive in Saratoga County. They are also popular with local police offices and New York State Troopers. If a police officer gives you a ticket, give us a call, and we can assist you in fighting it. Below is some helpful information if you do receive a speeding or other traffic ticket in Saratoga County.
Traffic violations occurring in Towns and Villages throughout Saratoga County are tried in their respective courts, including the Town of Ballston, Village of Ballston Spa, Town of Charlton, Town of Clifton Park, Town of Corinth, Town of Day, Town of Edinburg, Town & Village of Galway, Town of Greenfield, Town of Hadley, Town of Halfmoon, Town of Malta, City of Mechanicville, Town of Milton, Town of Moreau, Town of Northumberland, Town of Providence, Town of Saratoga, City of Saratoga Springs, Town of Stillwater, Town of Waterford, and Town of Wilton.
Traffic violations in the City of Saratoga, one of Saratoga County’s most active areas during Spring and Summer months, are heard at Saratoga Springs City Court, located at City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
For immediate Saratoga County traffic ticket assistance, please call our office at 212-683-7373 or email us a photo of your ticket to [email protected] for a free consultation.
Common Reasons to Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney in Saratoga County
The following reasons are not meant to be a complete list. There are hundreds of laws concerning driving in New York. If you are not sure if we can help you, give us a call and we will be able to clear that up.
Speeding tickets can be pricey. Most of the time drivers see fines between $150 and $600 if found guilty in a New York traffic court, depending on how fast they were going as well as how many speeding tickets they had received in the previous 18 months. On top of that, if convicted, there is a surcharge of $88 to $93.
The Northway is crawling with local police officers and New York State Troopers when the Saratoga Race Course is open in July through September, so please take caution when passing through.
Fight a License Suspension
There are a few different reasons that a license might get suspended. If you were caught drinking and driving or did not pay your child support, you may have your license suspended. In addition, if you accrue too many points on your license over an 18 month period, your license may be suspended.
Having your license suspended is a huge problem for many people. It is a criminal offense to drive in New York when you know or should know that your driver’s license or privilege is suspended People need to drive to work and to do their daily errands. If your license has been suspended, we can help.
A lot of traffic laws are fairly straightforward, but many people do not understand what reckless driving is. New York State law defines reckless driving as “driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power or any appliance or accessory thereof in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public highway.”
In practice, driving down the wrong side of the highway, driving off the road, and driving across the median can all constitute reckless driving. This violation can involve jail time. In addition, the fine for this type of violation is between $100 and $300, plus the surcharge. You may also see 5 points added to your license.
Red Light Tickets
A conviction to a red light ticket in New York means 3 points on your license. If you were cited for disobeying a red light, our firm can help. Many Saratoga residents believe that a red light ticket automatically means fines, points, and increased insurance rates, so they may elect to plead guilty to their ticket. We defend these types of tickets regularly and understand what it takes to fight on your behalf.
Obstructing Intersection Ticket
When you drive forward at a green light, you are going to want to make sure that you can make it all the way across and into the other lane. Otherwise, you might be caught obstructing an intersection, otherwise known as blocking the box. You may only enter the intersection when there is sufficient room beyond the far crosswalk to accommodate your vehicle. Please note that this section does not apply to vehicles turning right or left at intersections.
Stop Sign Tickets
When you fail to acknowledge a yield or stop sign, you will have 3 points added to your license. Police officers are on the lookout for so-called ‘rolling stops’, so when you see a stop sign, all four wheels must come to a complete stop.
Cell Phone & Electronic Device Tickets
For the first offense, it is possible to see a fine between $50 and $200. On top of that, you can receive five points counted against your license.
It is a good idea to keep your phone in your pocket while you are driving. Any of the following activities, while driving, can potentially get you a ticket:
- Playing games
- Taking photos
- Using the GPS
Points and Fines Associated with Saratoga County Traffic Tickets
Fines are easily understood. This is money that you pay to the government as a punishment for your violation. More serious violations carry steeper fines. If you do not pay your fine, your license may get suspended.
Points need some explanation. The idea behind points is to tally the number of violations you have. If you accumulate too many points in a certain time frame, your license will be suspended. Namely, if you get 11 or more points over 18 months, you may not be able to legally drive.
Why Hire Weiss and Associates, PC to Help Fight Your Traffic Ticket in Saratoga County, New York
We have a simple reason: it can save you money. Hiring one of our experienced New York team members means that you might have your ticket dismissed entirely. A Saratoga county traffic ticket is just like any other legal proceeding. If you can beat the case, you may not face any punishment at all.
Even if we cannot win your case, it is still possible to have your fine dramatically reduced. If you enter a plea, the court system may be lenient on you and let you get off with a lesser charge.
It is important to note that we can help you in the short term, but we can help you in the long term as well. Many people assume that the cost of the ticket is the only thing that they have to pay. This is not true. Insurance companies may increase your premiums if they see that you have a traffic ticket. This can add up to thousands of dollars over time. Hiring one of our elite staff means that you might not have to pay this money.
In the vast majority of cases, our clients do not have to appear in court if they hire us. Since 1991, we have successfully helped 1,000s of motorists. Allow us to help you.
Common Saratoga County Traffic Ticket Questions
Will I Have to Go to Saratoga County Traffic Court?
No. We can take care of that for you so you do not have to take time out of your schedule.
How Do You Communicate with Clients?
Usually, through email and phone. We are open during business hours Monday through Friday.
Why Let Weiss & Associates, PC Fight Your Saratoga County Traffic Ticket Case
Our goal is to make fighting your traffic ticket as easy as possible for you. We understand that not everyone speaks legal-ese, so our mission is to help you understand the process and upcoming steps to resolving your traffic matter. We are going to be with you every step of the way.
That also means that we are going to be candid, with all news, good and bad.
Call Weiss and Associates, PC today at 212-683-7373 or email us a photo of your ticket to [email protected] for a free consultation.