Phone: 518-398-7690 Fax: 518-398-6161
Traffic Calendar: Wednesdays at
Criminal Calendar: Wednesdays at
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by Columbia County District Attorney’s Office or the officer who issued the ticket
Criminal Prosecutions: Columbia County District Attorney's Office
Judges: Hon. Tia Denenberg and Hon. Fred Schultz
Traffic Enforcement & Prosecution
The major thoroughfare through the Town of
Both town justices have "traffic calendars," which are devoted to adjudicating traffic tickets. The NYS Police are
prohibited from negotiating plea bargains on traffic violations. As a result, the Columbia County District Attorney’s
Local police officers generally prosecute their own tickets, though the prosecutor may substitute for them. Again, most tickets are resolved through plea bargains.
Expect a line of people waiting to talk to the prosecutor about a plea bargain. A 1 hour wait is typical. Attorneys are permitted to appear without their clients being present for traffic court.
All criminal prosecutions are handled by the Columbia County District Attorney's Office. Following a tragic 8 fatality accident on the Taconic in 2009 the Columbia County DA's office has taken a fairly hard line on DWI prosecutions. In 2009 there were more than 1000 alcohol related driving arrests impaired or intoxicated driving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Columbia County. Both the NYS Police and the Columbia County Sheriff's Department made numerous arrests. Most arrests occurred after dark with many taking place after . Police officers assume that many driver's who are out after have consumed alcohol and or drugs. As a result they are looking for any lawful reason to pull drivers over in order to investigate possible DWI incidents. Alcohol checkpoints were established several times by the a combined task force of NYS Police and Sheriff's Department.
In addition to DWI and DWAI, numerous arrests were made for Driving While Impaired by Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Driving With a Suspended Registration. All of these offenses are "criminal" violations of the law.
Neither judge in Gallatin Town Court is an attorney.
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Law Offices of Glenn W. Magnell
Defense Attorneys for Criminal, DWI, DUI & Traffic Offenses
Phone: 845-294-0585 Fax: 888-724-5470
No Cost, No Obligation Consultation on all cases