Burns Town Court

Burns Town Court
1682 Route 70
Canaseraga, NY 14822
(607) 545-6509

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Burns Town Court

Burns Town Court is located on Route 70 in the town of Canaseraga, New York. The town of Burns is located in Allegany County, New York.

Burns is a town that’s part of Allegany County in New York, United States. It lies in Allegany County’s northeast corner and to the northwest of Hornell. Burns is named after the Scottish poet, Robert Burns and was formed from Osian, a part of Angelica on March 17, 1826. The town is part of the Morris Reserve with hilly and broken ground surface that is perfect for dairying.

The first settlers of the Town of Burns first came at around 1805. Since the beginning, the Village of Canaseraga was the town’s major settlement. Canaseraga is an Indian word which means “among the milkweeds.” Apart from Canaseraga, there is also the hamlet of Garwood in Burns which was named after James Garwood, one of the early settlers of town. There is also the hamlet of Burns, formerly called DeWittsville and is near Arkport.

The Oanaseraga Creek flows north and northeast of the town’s central part. Its branches, the Slader creeks and South Valley flow freely from through little valleys from about 400 to 700 feet below the hilltops. The town’s first settlement was in 1805 on Canaseraga Creek. The first settlers were Moses, Jeremiah Gregory, John Gaddis and Samuel Rodman.

In the same year, William Hopkins from Pennsylvania settled in South Valley, just a mile south of village of Canaseraga. Many people thought that the town of Burns was named after the fires that happened in the winter of 1872. The row of wooden stores as well as other buildings along the Church Street and extending to the Main Street burned.

A number of fires happened in the following years burning down many buildings but the town erected better buildings soon after. The town of Burns is a fairly small but thriving town. There are a number of businesses, churches, education facilities and other buildings all over the town. Though not as rich as other towns in New York, it’s a town that is peaceful and great to visit.

Burns 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 Burns 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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