Southampton Town Justice Court, Suffolk County, New York
Speeding tickets and other traffic tickets received in the Town of Southampton (and outside of the village areas of Southampton, Quogue, Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Dunes and Sag Harbor) are returnable to the Southampton Town Justice Court located at 32 Jackson Ave., Hampton Bays , NY 11946. This includes speeding tickets received on Sunrise Highway (Route 27) east of Exit 62 and speeding tickets received on County Road 39 where the speed limit drops to 35 mph. The Southampton Town Justice Court has four Presiding Justices who rotate every two weeks: Judge Deborah Kooperstein, Judge Barbara Wilson, Judge Andrea Schiavoni and Judge Gary J. Weber. Initial pretrial conferences for all speeding tickets and other traffic violations are now scheduled for Monday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. Be aware that the date given on the ticket for the return of the traffic ticket is not the day for a court hearing or trial on the ticket. Drivers who appear at the Southampton Town Court on the date on the ticket will find that their cases are not on the court calendar. If a driver wishes to contest a traffic ticket, the ticket should be returned to the court with a plea of not guilty by that date and then a court conference will be scheduled for a Monday afternoon where there will be an opportunity to plea bargain the speeding ticket or traffic ticket to a less serious violation.
We have been appearing in the Southampton Town Justice Court for more than 20 years and have had great success in getting speeding tickets and other traffic tickets reduced or dismissed in this court without the driver’s having to appear in court. The maximum fine that the Southampton Town Court Judges usually impose in cases in which speeding tickets are reduced to zero points is $175.00 but the fine may be less than the maximum. In most cases, we are able to obtain time from the court for fines to be paid (the exceptions are traffic tickets before Judge Kooperstein who requires that a fine be paid at the time the court approves a reduction of a traffic ticket to zero points) . We are often able to handle a pretrial conference for a driver on very short notice. 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, increased insurance costs and possible DMV assessments by having Paul Tuths handle your speeding ticket or other traffic ticket/violation in the Southampton Town Justice Court.
Handling a wide array of traffic violation cases
Paul G. Tuths handles a wide variety of traffic violation cases in the Southampton Town Justice Court such as the following matters:
Paul Tuths takes a personal, hands-on approach to the defense of a 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, a pretrial conference date is set at which time Paul Tuths will appear on your behalf and discuss a proposed reduction or dismissal with the prosecutor. With few exceptions, we are able to proceed in court without your personal appearance based upon your written authorization. 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, 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.
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 may 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.