Tonawanda Town Court

Tonawanda Town Court
1835 Sheridan Drive,
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 876-5536

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Tonawanda Town Court

The Tonawanda Town Court is located on Sheridan Drive in the city of Buffalo, New York. The town of Tonawanda is located in Erie County, New York.

The Town of Tonawanda is located at the north border of Erie County. Tonawanda along with its constituent Village of Kenmore is sometimes referred to as Ken-Town. As at 2010 census, the population of the town was 73,567 people.

The area where Tonawanda is now located was originally under French control in the seventeenth century until they relinquished it to the British following the Indian and French War. In 1805, the first set of settlers began to arrive. The area saw a rapid population rise after the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825.

Tonawanda was established as a town in 1836 by separating from Buffalo Town. The total land area of the Town of Tonawanda is 20.31 square miles of which 7.31% (1.5square miles) is water.

One of the town’s most notable landmark is the Korean War Era (blue) Grumman Cougar Naval (F9F-6P) airframe that can be seen at the Walter M. Kennedy Field. The US Government loaded this ‘blue jet’ as it is commonly known to the town since 1869.

The town’s Historical Society Museum operates out of a German Evangelical Church which was built in 1849. It is also the oldest building in the Town of Tonawanda.

Originally established in 1939, this building has been repurposed as the Village Municipal Building.

The village of Springville offers a moderate amount of recreational activities. Perhaps you love nature? Then Springville has several locations that are all minutes away from the center of the village where you can hunt, hike, fish, camp or take beautiful photographs of the scenery.

Another recreational area in Springville is the Scoby Dam Park which was originally an electric generator dam previously used to supply the residents in the area. After it had been decommissioned, it was converted into a fun water park. You can play different waters, and if that’s not for you, several places are excellent for family picnics.

Tonawanda 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 Tonawanda 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.


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