Independence Town Court

Independence Town Court
38 Marietta Avenue
Whitesville, NY 14897

Independence Town Court

Independence Town Court is located on Marietta Avenue in the town of Whitesville, New York. The town of Independence is located in Allegany County, New York.

Independence, a town in Allegany County, is located in the county’s southeastern corner and to the southeast of the Wellsville village. It was formed in March 16, 1821 from the town of Alfred which in January 28, 1824 had Andover setting off of the town with a part of Willing also taken from it on November 18, 1851. The town contains about 21 572 acres with surface that’s mostly mountainous upland with deep, narrow valleys. The highest summit in the town reaches about 80 to 1200 feet over the valleys.

To the south, it is drained by the Cryder Creek while the Chenunda Creek drains the north part. Independence’s surface is abundantly watered by the several number of springs located in town. The town’s soil is gravelly loam but there are sections of sand. Most of the town’s people are involved in farming but dairying is also extensive in town. Independence has fairly good economy with large amounts of potatoes being raised and then shipped to market every year.

The town’s first squatter was John Cryder but he did not become a permanent settler in the territory. The second settler who was actually the first settler was Oliver Babcock. In 1818, he settled in the northern part of the town and remained there for several years. The Cryder Creek is a stream which flows southwest of the town while another stream, the Chenunda Creek flows across the town’s northern part. Both Chenunda and Cryder Creek are Genesee River’s tributaries.

A hamlet, Independence, is located at the intersection of County Road 22A and County Road 22 which is near the northern town line. Another hamlet, Whitesville, is located at routes NY 248A and NY 248 near Independence’s eastern town line. The community was named after the town’s first permanent resident Samuel S. White who was also the hamlet’s founder.

Independence 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 John C. 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):3 points
Speeding (11 – 20 MPH over posted limit):4 points
Speeding (21 – 30 MPH over posted limit):6 points
Speeding (31 – 40 MPH over posted limit):8 points
Speeding (more than 40 MPH over posted limit):11 points
Reckless driving:5 points
Failing to stop for a school bus:5 points
Following too closely (tailgating):4 points
Inadequate brakes:4 points
Inadequate brakes while driving an employer’s vehicle:2 points
Failing to yield right-of-way:3 points
Violation involving a traffic signal, stop sign, or yield sign3 points
Railroad-crossing violation:3 points
Improper passing, unsafe lane change, driving left of center, or driving in wrong direction:3 points
Leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to a domestic animal:3 points
Safety restraint violation involving a person under 16 years old:3 points
Texting while driving:5 points
Any other moving violation:2 points

Did you receive a ticket in Independence 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.


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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 John C. Nelson law firm today.


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Independence Town Court