The Sardinia Town Court is located on Savage Road in the town of Sardinia, New York. The town of Sardinia is located in Erie County, New York.
Sardinia is a town in western New York. This rural community is located in the southeast region of Erie County. The population of Sardinia as at 2010 Census was 2775. It is also considered one of Erie’s County ‘Southtown.’ The name Sardinia is believed to have been gotten from an old Christian hymn, Sardinia, as well as the homonymous Mediterranean Island.
George Richmond and Ezra Nott are believed to be the first two people to settle in the area now known as Sardinia in 1809. The following year saw up to fifteen new families settled in the area. In 1821, the town of Sardinia was established from the eastern part of Concord town.
From the United States Census Bureau, it shows that Sardinia town has a total area of 50.4 square miles of which 0.46% (approximately 0.2 square miles) is water.
Sardinia town has up to 38 historic buildings. Some of which include;
Sardinia’s Old Town Hall
Originally built between 1828 to 1830, this two story building follows a Greek Revival / transitional Federal style frame building once housed a Baptist church congregation. It is also known as the First Baptist Church of Sardinia and the Sardinia Meeting House. It now plays home to the historical society and museum of Sardinia.
Rider-Hopkins Farm and Olmsted Camp
This historic farm which also doubles as a summer camp dates back to the 1840s. The farmhouse is also known as the James and Abigail Hopkins House.
Like all small towns, Sardinia is governed by a Town Board which consists of the Town Supervisor and the Town Council Members.
Sardinia 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 Sardinia 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.