Justice Court – FAQ

VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC TICKETS

CAN I RESOLVE MY MISDEMEANOR TICKET BY MAIL?
A misdemeanor is a crime and cannot be resolved by mail, your appearance is required.

CAN I RESOLVE MY TRAFFIC TICKET BY PHONE?
No, you must either appear or return your ticket by mail with your signature.

WHAT IF I DON’T ANSWER MY TRAFFIC TICKET OR PAY THE OUTSTANDING FINE?
If you fail to respond to the traffic ticket within 60 days of the issuance, fail to appear for any scheduled appearance, or fail to pay the fine imposed by the due date set by the court, the Court will notify the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your driving privileges. If your license gets or is suspended, you will be required to pay an additional fee to the court for EACH ticket that is on your license as suspended.

CAN MY DRIVER’S LICENSE BE SUSPENDED IF I AM AN OUT OF STATE DRIVER?
If you are a licensed driver from another state, be advised that the State of New York has reciprocity with most other states and can notify the state where you are licensed that you have unresolved tickets in New York State. Your home state will than proceed to suspend your driver’s license.

WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE?
Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor. A police officer can and will ticket you for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation which is punishable to either a fine up to $500 or sentenced to jail to up to 30 days. The vehicle will also be impounded and subject to fees by the towing facility.

WILL THE COURT KEEP ME INFORMED AS TO THE STATUS OF MY TICKET?
It is your responsibility to ensure that all tickets have been resolved. Generally, you will receive only one notification of your court date. This will be either written on your traffic ticket at issuance, given verbally in court after an initial appearance, or in writing if you responded by mail. If you have retained an attorney, you should remain in contact with them to determine the status and be advised of any future dates. At the conclusion of your ticket, you will receive a receipt by the Court.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MOVE?
It is your responsibility to notify the court of your current address. Failure to do this may result in returned mail to the court and possible suspension of your driving privileges.
PARKING TICKETS

HOW DO I PAY A PARKING TICKET?
If you have received a parking ticket in the Village of Piermont and wish to plea guilty, you should mail or present your parking ticket and the fine indicated on the ticket within 30 days of issuance to the address on the ticket. Please make check or money orders payable to Piermont Justice Court.

HOW DO I CONTEST A PARKING TICKET?
If you wish to contest a parking ticket, you may do so by the court date listed on your ticket by checking the Not Guilty Box on the ticket and filling out your name and current address. The court will than notify you by return mail of the date of your court appearance.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL TO PAY OR ANSWER A PARKING TICKET?
If you fail to pay or answer a parking ticket within 30 days of issuance, your ticket amount will double. Failure to answer a parking ticket within the next 30 day period, the fine will double again. Fines will not exceed $100. Further, your registration on your vehicle may be suspended, your vehicle impounded, and / or a warrant issued for your arrest.

WHAT ARE THE PARKING RULES FOR THE VILLAGE OF PIERMONT?
§ 190-15.1. Parking prohibited certain hours. [Added 1-9-1978 by L.L. No. 1-1978]
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited in the locations described in Schedule XIA (§ 190-39.1) during the times indicated.

§ 190-39.1. Schedule XIA: No Parking Certain Hours. [Added 1-9-1978 by L.L. No. 1-1978; amended 9-1-1981 by L.L. No. 6-1981; 5-18-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993; 5-15-2001 by L.L. No. 4-2001]

In accordance with the provisions of § 190-15.1, the parking of vehicles is prohibited in the following locations during the hours indicated:

Name of StreetSideHoursLocationAll streetsBoth2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.Entire lengthAll municipal parking lots— 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., except by written permit issued by the Village ClerkEntire lotFerry Road (a private road owned by the Village of Piermont)Both9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.Entire lengthPiermont Avenue

[Added 12-17-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002] West5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Monday to FridayFrom the southeast corner of 688 Piermont Avenue to the northeast corner of 732 Piermont AvenuePiermont Avenue

[Added 12-17-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002] West1:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Saturday and SundayFrom the southeast corner of 688 Piermont Avenue to the northeast corner of 732 Piermont AvenueAll parking lots at Piermont Landing open for general public use— 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., except by written permit issued by the Village Clerk or designated parking for Yuda CondominiumsEntire lotAll Piermont Landing streets open for general public useBoth2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., except by written permit issued by the Village Clerk or designated parking for Yuda CondominiumsEntire lengthFor a complete list of all parking rules go to:

www.e-codes.generalcode.com

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