Amity Town Court

Amity Town Court
1 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY 14813
(585) 268-5305

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Amity Town Court

Amity Town Court is located on Schuyler Street in the town of Belmont, New York. The town of Amity is located in Allegany County, New York.

The word “Amity” is defined as friendship and it can be concluded that the name of the town of Amity is an earlier description of its inhabitants. The town is close to the center of Allegany County and is northeast of Olean, New York.

The town is about 75 miles from Buffalo and Rochester, situated alongside the Interstate 86 at Exit 30.The village of Belmont, the county seat, is located in Amity and is also the home of Allegany County’s government’s center. The Government Center is where the Office Building, Court House, Soil & Water District and New Jail & Emergency Services Facility. To the north in Belvidere, the Crossroads Center can be found which includes the Tourism and Development Offices. It was around 1804 when the town was first settled on.

Amity came to be in 1830 having formed from parts of towns Scio and Angelica. The Genesee River flows northward throughout the town and the Southern Tier Expressway passing through north of Belvidere, to the town’s northwest corner. On the other hand, the New York State Route 244 and New York State Route 19 cross at Belmont. The hamlet of Belvidere rests at the northwest corner of Amity. At the height of railroad days, Belvidere’s valley floor is often crossed by three separate lines – the Erie, Shawmut & Northern as well as Buffalo & Susquehann & Pittsburg.

Belvidere was named after Philip Church’s farm and villa called “Villa Belvidere”. Belvidere was originally named “Hobbyville”. The Christ Episcopal Church is located in the hamlet and in 1974, was registered on the National Register of Historic Places. On the eastern town line, the Amity Lake, a small lake of the town can be found. Out on Route 44, in the town’s northeast corner is where the hamlet, Withey, is located. A popular location in the Town of Amity is a creek flowing through the town called Plum Bottom Creek.

The town of Amity is not as affluent as other towns and cities in the county. But they are proud of the friendly, welcoming inhabitants to which the town was named after. If you are looking to stay at a place with great people, Amity is the place for you to stay.

Amity 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 Amity 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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