Mount Vernon, New York
Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County, New York. It is a suburb of New York City, located around twenty miles north of Midtown Manhattan. As of May of 2022, the city population was 67,205. It is the 9th largest city in New York. There are two major areas in Mount Vernon. The north area is mostly residential. The south, downtown area is more urban and business oriented. The city first settled in 1664 and obtained its city status in 1892. It was named after George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, located in Virginia.
Traffic Tickets in Mount Vernon, New York
The Mount Vernon City Court has jurisdiction over specific types of cases. They can handle civil matters for monetary disputes that total 15 thousand or less. The city court also deals with preliminary hearings for felony cases and can handle misdemeanor cases from beginning until end. The city court also resolves all charges related to traffic infractions.
The Mount Vernon City Court adjudicates many traffic tickets throughout the year. In addition to the traffic tickets issued on the city streets, the court also adjudicates tickets issued on certain portions of the Bronx River Parkway, the Cross County Parkway, and the Hutchinson River Parkway. The maximum speed limit on a parkway is 55 mph, which is less than the 65 mph on interstate highways. Motorists often are not used to the reduced speed limit and end up exceeding the limit, mostly unintentionally. Traffic stops on the parkway are usually conducted by New York State Police and traffic stops on local city streets are usually conducted by officers of the Yonkers Police Department. Most citations from the parkway are for speeding violations, while charges from the city streets are for various other traffic law violations.
For any traffic related charges in Mount Vernon, it is prudent that you contact a traffic ticket lawyer before you take action, one way or another. In New York, your attorney can go to court instead of you and try to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Also, no need to present a proper defense. There are various techniques that good traffic lawyers can utilize to get charges modified.
Speeding and other violations can be very expensive, due to the possible maximum fines and driver responsibility assessment fees. More importantly, serious traffic violations cause drastic increases in car insurance payments. This is why it is important to review your options before you plead guilty or not guilty.
An attorney from the Benjamin Goldman Law Office can discuss the options available to you. Feel free to reach out at your convenience. Consultations with attorneys at the Benjamin Goldman Law Office are complimentary.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is ready to take on any case in Mount Vernon. We are a boutique law firm that practices traffic ticket defense. Our lawyers have significant experience with the courts in Westchester County. Since 2011, we have gone to court on the behalf of countless motorists. We typically save our clients thousands of dollars by lowering fines and getting them out of higher car insurance rates.
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.