Other Links
NYSACDL
American Bar Assoc
NYS Unified Court Sys.
Orange Cty Bar Assoc.
NYS Bar Assoc.
NYS DMV Website
NYS DMV Points
Legal News 
Mamakating, NY Town Court

View Larger Map
CDL Offenses
Misdemeanors
Felonies
Parole & Probation
Traffic FAQ's
Your Rights
Hud. Valley Courts
Client Reviews
Online Consult
Legal Fees
Speeding & Traffic
Client's Rights
About Us
Contact Us
DWI FAQ's
DWI & DUI

Title: Town of Orangetown Justice Court

                       

County: Rockland

 

Address: 26 Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg, NY 10962

 

Phone: 845- 359-5100

 

Fax: 845- 359-5115

 

Traffic Calendar: Time Varies

                                               

Criminal Calendar: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.; First and Third Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

 

Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by Special Prosecutor or the officer who issued the ticket

 

Criminal Prosecutions: Rockland County District Attorney's Office

 

Judges: Hon. Richard Finning and Hon. Patrick Loftus

Traffic Enforcement & Prosecution

 

The major thoroughfares in the town of Orangetown are I-87/I-287 and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Enforcement on the major highways is handled primarily by the NYS Police from "Troop F." The speed limit along the Palisades is 55 mph and almost all speeding tickets are written for speeds more than 10 mph over the limit. Stationary radar and laser speed detection are widely used. Speed enforcement is much more intense on the parkway as it is considered a "more dangerous" road.

 

Traffic Court

 

Both 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, a Special Prosecutor handles tickets written by the NYS police.  95% of state police tickets are adjudicated through plea bargains with the prosecutor. The Prosecutor and both judges are reasonable about plea bargains as long as the speed is not too high.

 

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.

 

For more information about speeding and other traffic offenses, click here

To read some Frequently Asked Traffic Law questions, click here.
 
For information about having the Law Office of Glenn Magnell defend your speeding ticket or DWI charge, click here.
 
 

Criminal Law Enforcement & Prosecution

 

All criminal prosecutions are handled by the Rockland County District Attorney's Office.  The Rockland DA's office has taken a fairly hard line on DWI prosecutions. There are typically more than 1000 alcohol-related driving arrests for impaired or intoxicated driving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Rockland County every year.  Both the NYS Police and the Rockland County Sheriff's Department made numerous arrests.  Most arrests occurred after dark with many taking place after midnight.  Police officers assume that many drivers who are out after midnight 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 state and local police.

 

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 and, as a result are prosecuted by the Rockland County District Attorney's office.

 

Both judges in Orangetown Town Court are attorneys.

 

For more information about DWI, click here.

 

To read some Frequently Asked Questions about DWI, click here.

 

For information about having the Law Office of Glenn Magnell represent you,click here.

Site Links
stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002012.jpg stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002011.jpg stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002010.jpg stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002009.jpg stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002008.jpg stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002007.jpg stormkinglaw_oct_12_14002006.jpg
Orangetown, NY Town Court
Copyright 2013 - Law Offices of Glenn W. Magnell

Please note: Information on this website is intended to inform, not to advise. No one should attempt to interpret or apply any law without the assistance of an attorney that is familiar with that area of law, the rules of the court involved and the specific facts of each individual case.

 NOTICE: In compliance with the New York State Attorney's Code of Professional Conduct this website and all information contained within should be considered ATTORNEY ADVERTISING.

Law Offices of Glenn W. Magnell

 

Defense Attorneys for Criminal, DWI, DUI & Traffic Offenses

Phone: 845-294-0585 Fax: 888-724-5470

Email: gmagnell@stormkinglaw.com

 

No Cost, No Obligation Consultation on all cases