Riverhead Town Justice Court, Suffolk County, New York
Traffic tickets received in the Town of Riverhead are returnable to the Riverhead Town Justice Court located at 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. The Honorable Allen M. Smith and the Honorable Lori M. Hulse are the Presiding Justices. The Justice Court holds court each weekday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until approximately 4:00 p.m. but traffic violations are usually heard on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Be aware that the date given on the ticket for the return of the ticket may not be the day for a court hearing or trial on the ticket. If you wish to contest the ticket, you must return the ticket to the court with a plea of not guilty by that date and then a court conference will be scheduled. We have had great success in getting speeding tickets and other traffic tickets reduced in Riverhead Town Justice Court without the driver having to appear in court. However, in cases involving speeding tickets and cell phone related traffic violations, the court requires the driver to perform community service at a not-for-profit organization selected by the driver in order for the court to approve a reduction to zero points.
Points from speeding tickets and other traffic tickets can cause insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license. Avoid points on your license, insurance costs and DMV assessments by having Paul Tuths handle your speeding ticket or other traffic ticket/violation in the Riverhead Town Court.
Handling a wide array of traffic violation cases
Paul G. Tuths handles a wide variety of traffic violation cases in the Riverhead Town Justice Court such as the following matters:
Paul Tuths takes a personal, hands-on approach to the defense of your traffic violation case. He will interview you over the telephone and through emails and review your documentation to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances surrounding your moving violation. He will provide you with detailed information on how to respond to the traffic ticket and enter a plea of NOT GUILTY. After the ticket is returned to the court with a plea of not guilty, the court sets a conference date at which time Paul Tuths will appear on your behalf and discuss a proposed reduction or dismissal with the prosecutor. On most traffic violations, we are able to proceed in court without your personal appearance based upon your written authorization in order to obtain a final disposition to your traffic ticket or summons. We will prepare the authorization letter for you to sign. From start to finish, Paul Tuths will be the attorney personally handling your case. We DO NOT farm out cases to other attorneys to make our court appearances on traffic tickets. We use our years of experience in the local courts of eastern Long Island to get the best possible result for you. At the conclusion of the court case, if we have been able to proceed without your personal appearance (as is the case in most matters), Paul Tuths will contact you to advise you of the final disposition, the fine imposed by the court (unless the ticket has been dismissed) and the date by which payment of the fine is due. Be aware that in many cases, the Riverhead Town Court requires that the fine be paid at the time of the final disposition.
We charge on a flat rate basis for our legal services on most traffic law matters. The amount of the charge depends on the number and nature of the traffic violations which the driver has received. Our flat rate charge covers all services including review of the traffic charges and driving record, consultations and correspondence with the driver, court appeareances and final wrap-up with the driver. There is no charge for an initial consultation on traffic violations. Our fee does not include any fines and surcharges which may be imposed by a court. All fines and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the driver. Payment of fines must be received at the court by the due date. If payment is not received by the due date, driving privileges will be subject to suspension by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.
We do accept credit/debit cards but clients often pay our fee with a personal check.
Contact qualified traffic violations lawyers today
Paul G. Tuths has more than 20 years experience representing clients in courts on traffic violations, speeding tickets and other driving related charges. Contact our Southampton office online or at 631-287-0018 to speak to Paul G. Tuths about your traffic ticket. We stand prepared to do all we can to minimize the negative repercussions of a traffic violation.