Phelps, New York
Phelps is a town in Ontario County, New York. It is part of the Finger Lakes region and roughly thirty-five miles southeast of downtown Rochester. As of July of 2022, the town had a population of 6,952. The town encompasses two villages. One village is named Phelps and the other is Clifton Springs. The Village of Phelps is located in the center of town. Clifton Springs is on the western border and is split between Phelps and the neighboring town of Manchester. Phelps has several hamlets. They are Dobbins Corners, Fort Hill, Gypsum, Knickerbocker Corner, Melvin Hill, Oaks Corners, Orleans, Phelps Junction, Thompson, Unionville, and West Junius.
Traffic Tickets in Phelps, New York
The Phelps Town Court has jurisdiction over the town and village of Phelps. The Village of Clifton Springs has their own separate justice court that deals with village matters. If you were issued a ticket in Clifton Springs, please visit our dedicated page by clicking here. If you were issued a ticket elsewhere in Phelps, you will be required to answer to the Phelps Town Court.
The court in Phelps is busy all year around due to the abundance of traffic tickets coming from I-90 (New York State Thruway). A large portion of the interstate passes through the entire length of town. It runs east and west just north of the main residential areas. The speed limit on I-90 is 65 miles per hour. It is patrolled by the New York State Police exclusively. State troopers are often citing motorists for a wide variety of reasons. The most common is speeding. Despite the interstate having the highest speed limit possible in New York, motorists often find themselves getting clocked at 80 MPH or above. Unintentional or not, speeding is a serious charge that can impact your driving record and your wallet.
The Phelps Justice Court also sees citations that were issued on local town streets. The busiest is New York State Route 14 (NYS-14), which runs north-south along the town’s eastern boundary. Other town roads include New York State Route 88 (NYS-88), the town’s largest east-west bound local road, New York State Route 96 (NYS-96), New York State Route 488 (NYS-488), County Route 6 (CR-6), and County Route 23 (CR-23).
Motorists stopped and cited in Phelps often do not handle their ticket properly. If they are from out of state, they assume the conviction in New York will not impact their home state license. This is generally not true. You need to contact an attorney licensed in your state to confirm, but in general, New York violations will be reported to your home state.
Another common misconception is that you need to be actually innocent to fight your charges. This could not be further from the truth. You do not need to provide a defense or prove anything in order to get the charges dropped or reduced.
Another misconception is where motorists assume they need to come back to Phelps if they do not want to plead guilty. In New York State, attorneys are allowed to appear in court in the place of their clients. If you sign an authorization, your attorney can dispose of the case while you stay home.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
For more information on your options, you can contact the Benjamin Goldman Law Office. Our law firm provides motorists with free consultations. You can call or email at your convenience. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State traffic ticket defense firm. We have been helping motorists in Ontario County since 2011. Our lawyers have experience with the gamut of charges that typically result from a highway traffic stop.
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.