The Lancaster NY Village Court is located on Broadway Avenue in the village of Lancaster, New York. The village of Lancaster is located in Erie County, New York.
Located east of Buffalo and in the western part of Lancaster town, the village of Lancaster has a population of approximately 10,352 (courtesy US Census Bureau).
Lancaster village is a short ten-minute drive from the Buffalo/Niagara International Airport and the New York State Thruway. The governing bodies in Lancaster consist of the Mayor and his/her board of four trustees. Every second and fourth Monday of the month, at 7 pm, the village board meets in the council chambers which is located in the Municipal Building on Broadway.
In 1849, Lancaster village was incorporated from a section of Lancaster town. Only two other incorporated villages in Erie County are older than it, Springville and Gowanda. The community boasts a proud historic past and continues to protect and preserve its historic buildings.
Some of the historic buildings in the village include:
- DePew Lodge No. 823
- Dr. John J. Nowak House
- Miller-Mackey House
- Free and Accepted Masons
- Zuidema-Idsardi House.
- Clark-Lester House
- US Post Office-Lancaster
- Lancaster Municipal Building
- John Richardson House
- Liebler-Rohl Gasoline Station
- John P. Sommers House
- Bruce-Briggs Brick Block
- Herman B. VanPeyma House
The oldest house in the village is the Carpenter – Draper House which was built in 1931. Popular places in the village include the Como Lake Park and the Lancaster Opera House. The village also has a rich religious background (mostly Christians). Some of the churches in the village include St. John’s Lutheran, Lancaster Presbyterian Church, Faith United Methodist, Trinity Episcopal, and several Catholic churches like Our Lady of Pompeii and St. Mary of the Assumption.
Lancaster NY Village 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 Lancaster NY Village 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.