Title: Town of Yorktown Justice Court
Address: 2295 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Fax: (914) 245-6286
Court Calendar: Every Tuesday and Thursday
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by Special
Town Prosecutor (State Police) or local officers.
Criminal Prosecutions: Westchester County District Attorney's Office
Justice Salvatore Lagonia & Justice Ilan Gilbert
Yorktown, NY Town Court Profile
Traffic Enforcement & Prosecution
The Taconic Parkway run the whole north-to-south length of the Town of Yorktown. Enforcement
on the Taconic is almost exclusively handled by officers from "Troop K" of the NYS Police. The speed limit along the
Taconic 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. The Taconic's winding, hilly path creates numerous opportunities for radar or laser speed
traps that cannot be detected in advance. Traffic law enforcement along all of the other roads in the Town of Yorktown
is almost exclusively done by local town police officers.
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, a special town prosecutor has been appointed to deal with tickets written by the NYS police. 95% of state police
tickets are adjudicated through plea bargains with the special prosecutor. The Town Prosecutor and both judges are reasonable
about plea bargains as long as the speed was not more than 25 mph over the limit or over 90 mph.
Local police officers generally
prosecute their own tickets, though the special prosecutor may substitute for them. Again, most tickets are resolved through
Traffic court sessions can last several hours. 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 Westchester
County District Attorney's Office. Following a tragic 8 fatality accident on the Taconic in 2009 the Westchester DA's
office has taken a very hard line on DWI prosecutions. In 2009 there were more than 3000 alcohol related driving
arrests impaired or intoxicated cdriving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Westchester County. Both the NYS Police and the Yorktown
Town Police made numerous arrests. Most arrests occurred after dark with many taking place after midnight.
Police officers assume that many driver's 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 the a combined task force of NYS Police and Yorktown police. Several of these were on exit
ramps coming off of the Taconic.
All of these offenses are "criminal" violtions of the law and, as a result are prosecutred by
the Westchester County District Attorney's office.
some Frequently Asked Questions about DWI, click here.
For information about having the Law Office of Glenn Magnell represent
you, click here.
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