The town of amherst is in Erie County, New York. The 2010 census revealed, the town had a total population over 120,000. This represents an increase from the previous 2000 census report. Amherst, NY is the largest and most populous suburb of Buffalo, NY, the town of Amherst engulfs most of the village of Williamsville as well as the towns of Eggertsville, Getzville, Snyder, Swormville, and East Amherst. Amherst, NY is in the northern part of Erie County and borders a small portion of the Erie Canal.University at Buffalo’s north campus is in Amherst, New York, as well as the graduate campus of Medaille College, a satellite campus of Bryant & Stratton College, and Daemen College.
Amherst, NY has held the title “Safest City in America” from years, 1996–1998, 2000–2003, and 2010. In many other years it ranked in the top five. The ranking is based on annual reports by the FBI, actual crimes stats such as: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and auto theft.
Amherst 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.
About The Nelson Law Firm
We help people fight traffic violations throughout New York state and have offices in Ellicottville, NY and in Cheektowaga, NY. We serve Cattaraugus County, Erie County, Allegany County and all other cities, towns and counties in New York State. If you need experienced representation, we are available 7 days a week to help you through your case.
When playing a sport, typically the more points you get, the better. However, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles issues points on your license for certain types of traffic violation convictions. And like golf, when it comes to points on your license, the less points you have, the better.
New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1180 deals with speed limits and sets out the consequences imposed by a court upon a conviction. The fine that a court may assess is based on the specific traffic violation stated on the ticket, the ticketed speed, and the number of previous convictions.
Some of the most common violations under the DMV point system:
Speeding (1 – 10 MPH over posted limit):
Speeding (11 – 20 MPH over posted limit):
Speeding (21 – 30 MPH over posted limit):
Speeding (31 – 40 MPH over posted limit):
Speeding (more than 40 MPH over posted limit):
Failing to stop for a school bus:
Following too closely (tailgating):
Inadequate brakes while driving an employer’s vehicle:
Failing to yield right-of-way:
Violation involving a traffic signal, stop sign, or yield sign
Improper passing, unsafe lane change, driving left of center, or driving in wrong direction:
Leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to a domestic animal:
Safety restraint violation involving a person under 16 years old:
Texting while driving:
Any other moving violation:
Did you receive a ticket in Amherst Town Court?
It is not uncommon for an individual to attempt to defend a traffic violation by themselves without knowing the procedure and customs of the local court system. However, oftentimes a person who represents themselves risks missing important deadlines, notices, and court proceedings because they are not familiar with the court rules and legal documents involved in any given case. Without an understanding of local courtroom rules and customs, people that choose to represent themselves, due to their lack of knowledge of these rules and customs, often, unintentionally offend a judge or district attorney.
We help people throughout New York state and have offices in Ellicottville, NY (Cattaraugus County) and Cheektowaga, NY (Erie County). We serve Cattaraugus County, Erie County, Allegany County and Chautauqua County and all other cities and counties in the state of New York. If you need to fight your charges with experienced representation, contact The Nelson Law Firm today.
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Cattaraugus County Office
8-10 Washington Street, Unit C1- PO Box 595 Ellicottville, NY 14731