Location: 2306 State Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075
PO Box 98
Ghent, NY 12075
Telephone number: 518-392-2706
Fax number: 518-392-7259
Website: Ghent Town Court
Court hours: Pretrial traffic conferences are usually scheduled for Mondays evenings.
Court information: This is a very pleasant Court in Columbia County. Most of the Ghent traffic and speeding tickets seem to be issued from violations that occur on the Taconic State Parkway. The New York State Police, the Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Park Police regularly patrol these areas. The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes and negotiates the speeding tickets issued by the New York State Police and the Sheriff Deputies.
Types of tickets
The New York State Troopers and the Columbia County Sherriffs issue tickets on the Taconic State Parkway for the Ghent Town Court for a variety of different traffic infractions, more commonly speeding in 55 zone (1180b), use of a portable electronic device (cell phone tickets), seat belt tickets and the occasional ticket and arrest for alcohol related offenses.
Traffic Ticket Penalties
The penalties for a conviction of traffic offenses range from a fine to fines plus jail time. Speeding ticket convictions in the town of Ghent can cost you from $250 to $700 plus depending on the rate of speed and the points involved. This is in addition to NYS DMV civil penalties that can range from $300 and up! A Ghent speeding ticket conviction can also cost you an increase in your auto insurance, not to mention loss of driving privileges based on the number of prior convictions.
Traffic Ticket Defense
Speeding ticket lawyer Joe Cifarelli has successfully negotiated reductions of speeding and traffic violations in the Ghent Town Court. Joe can tell you how many points are involved in your current ticket, and if its a speeding ticket, how it can effect your license. If you received a speeding ticket, call Joe today for a free telephone consultation!