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PO BOX 750, Southampton, New York 11969

West Hampton Dunes Village Justice Court, Suffolk County, NY

NOTE:  The court is presently closed to the public due to the State of Emergency. Not Guilty Pleas should still be submitted and a pretrial conference will be scheduled for a later date. For information on how to respond to a ticket, Paul can be reached by calling 631-287-0018 or by email at [email protected].

Traffic tickets received in the Village of West Hampton Dunes are returnable to the West Hampton Dunes Village Justice Court located at 165 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. This court shares the court house of the Village of Westhampton Beach. Judge Gair G. Betts is the presiding Justice. The Justice Court hears traffic violations on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. when the court is session. Because of the volume of cases, the court has not been using a set schedule.  Please be aware that the date given on the ticket for the return of the ticket is not the day for a court hearing or trial on the ticket. If you wish to contest the ticket, the ticket must be returned 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 the West Hampton Dunes Village Justice Court without the driver having to appear in court. Points from 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 West Hampton Dunes Village Justice Court.

Handling a wide array of traffic violation cases

Paul G. Tuths handles a wide variety of traffic violation cases in the West Hampton Beach Village Justice Court such as the following matters:

  • Speeding
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (VTL 511) or Unlicensed Operation (VTL 509)
  • Expired or suspended registration
  • Expired or suspended license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Going through a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to signal when changing lanes
  • Failure to wear a seat belt
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Violating license restrictions

Our process

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 Suffolk County and 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.


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 appearances 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 cards but many clients prefer to pay our fee with a personal check.

Contact qualified traffic violations lawyers today

Paul G. Tuths has 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.