Copake, New York
Copake is a town in Columbia County, New York. Across the eastern town line is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The area of Copake is considered part of the Hudson Valley region and Capital District region. The town is around 50 miles southeast of Albany. As of March of 2022, Copake’s population was 3,860.
The area known as Copake was part of the Taconic Grant, which was sold to Robert Livingston in 1686. The town was formed in 1824 and derived its name from a nearby lake. Copake’s early growth was attributed to its prosperous iron mining and smelting industry.
Traffic Tickets in Copake, New York
The Copake Town Court adjudicates all traffic tickets issued in town. There is no local police department. Instead, road coverage and traffic citations are handled by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police. They patrol the town roads to ensure driver and citizen safety. The authorities will conduct a traffic stop as long as there is probable cause of a violation. A common charge issued in Copake is speeding.
Copake tickets often originate from the town’s main highway, New York State Route 22 (NYS-22). It cuts through town heading north and south. As it runs through town it passes the Taconic State Park and several hamlets. County Route 7A branches off NYS-22 near the Hamlet of Copake and runs through West Copake before heading south out of town. A small portion of New York State Route 23 (NYS-23) falls under Copake’s jurisdiction in the northwest corner of town.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
Unfortunately a large percentage of motorists stopped in Copake are from neighboring states. If your license is from another state and you plead guilty to a violation in New York, the violation will most likely transfer to your home state. You may get points on your drivers’s license and insurance rates can go up. There are ways of avoiding these costs.
In New York State, attorneys can often appear in court in the place of their clients. This is especially true for traffic violations. In other words, your ticket in Copake can be dismissed or reduced without you having to appear in court.
It is often imperative that you fight your ticket. Disputing your ticket does not mean you have say anything untruthful. Having your attorney submit a not guilty plea does not mean you are stating you did not commit the alleged violation. It merely means you are utilizing your Constitutional right to require the “People” to prove their case. A good traffic ticket attorney can fight the documentation and proofs provided by the prosecutor. This can result in dismissal of charges. A typical result is where the violation with points gets reduced to a violation with no points. This leaves the government happy because there is a nominal fine and leaves the motorist happy because they avoid points.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a law firm that fights traffic tickets in New York State. We have been assisting motorists with violations in Columbia County for more than ten years. With proven strategies and arguments, we are able to reduce the points associated with your ticket and in some cases dismiss it completely. We are ready, willing, and able, to take on your case in Copake.
Points Reduced or Money Back Guarantee*
Our firm offers a Point Reduction or Money Back Guarantee*. This means we will issue a full refund of your legal fee if we are unable to reduce the points added to your license as a result of the ticket.
*Traffic tickets only. Does not apply to misdemeanors and felonies.