Belfast Town Court is located on Merton Avenue in the town of Belfast, New York. The town of Belfast is located in Allegany County, New York.
A town located in Allegany County of New York, United States, Belfast was named after Belfast, the capital city of present-day Northern Ireland in 1825. It was named after the Irish city because the Belfast, NY has many residents that are of Scots-Irish descent. Belfast is located in the ‘Southern Tier of the state’, counties of New York to the west of Catskill Mountains down Pennsylvania’s northern border.
The Seneca people of the Iroquois Confederacy were the very first settlers of the Belfast territory while the very first European settlers arrived only after the American Revolutionary War. The Seneca people were allies of the defeated British and so their territory was among those ceded to the United States. In the years that follow, civilization continued to thrive and it was in 1804 when the first European-American settlers were documented to be in this area.
There were a number of communities and locations that can be seen in the Town of Belfast. There is Belfast, a hamlet of the town located down the Genesee River’s west bank and the Main Street (State Route 19). The Genesee River which empties into the Lake Ontario is one of the important rivers in the Western New York. A stream, the Black Creek, located north of Belfast hamlet joins the Genesee River. At the northwest corner of the town, there is a location called Marshall and is one of the noted locations in Belfast.
Other communities and locations in the town include the Rockville, another hamlet located t the town’s western part by the Black Creek, and the Transit Bridge, once location in the town and was named after the very first transit line laid out in Allegany County. The Town of Belfast is small but it is peaceful and is a truly great place for people who want to escape from the busied and hurried lifestyle of the city.
Belfast Town Court personnel are prohibited by law from providing you with any legal advice. They will attempt to guide you through the process; but if you have legal concerns, you should seek the advice of counsel.
Advantages of Hiring A Local Attorney
The John C. Nelson law firm receives calls from attorneys across New York State asking me to ‘cover’ a traffic ticket for him or her. This is because not all traffic tickets can be handled by mail. Most of the time, I can appear on my client’s behalf or even handle the matter by mail, but sometimes courts require the attorney to be present in court. For example the courts of Limestone, Perry or the Village of Ellicottville can not be handled by mail, attorney must be present.
When you hire an attorney from New York City to appear on a traffic ticket that was issued hours away from the big city, they call a local attorney, such as the John C. Nelson law firm.
Sometimes the big city attorney calls the local prosecutor who offers a plea to a points violation instead of a parking ticket. The big city attorneys that advertise on the the TV, radio and internet are many hours away and have no interest in taking the case to trial and can’t argue motions.
It’s more advantages to hire a local attorney, who knows the law, the locale and can be present at the local court, when needed.
Did you receive a ticket in Belfast Town Court?
In most instances in life, the more points you get, the better it is. However, that’s not the case when it comes to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles issuing points on your license for certain types of traffic violation convictions. When it comes to a clean driving record, you don’t want any points or as few as possible. Having points on your license can increase your automobile insurance, it can prevent you from having certain jobs that requires you to drive and it could lead to license suspension or revocation.
The New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1180 deals with speed limits and lays out the consequences imposed by a court upon a conviction. The fine that a court may assess is based upon the specific traffic violation stated on the issued ticket, the speeding infraction, and the number of previous convictions.