Ward Town Court

Ward Town Court
4414 County Road 10
Vandermark Road
Scio, NY 14880


Ward Town Court

Ward Town Court is located on Vandermark Road in the town of Scio, New York. The town of Ward is located in Allegany County, New York.

Ward, New York is the town named after Judge Hamilton Ward from Belmont who was a recent state attorney general. The town is made up of uplands, the hills in most instances being quite rugged and steep. The town is cut by several rivulets and streams, the two most sought after being Philip’s Creek in the northerly part while the Vandermark Creek in the southern area. The manufacture of cheese is the major product, even though massive butter is marketed, also potatoes, buckwheat, oats, and more.

The people here are persevering, economizing, hardworking and mostly Christians, being in most cases the straight descendants of the strong innovators who cleared its forests and established its farms. The first settler arrived approximately 1817. The town of Ward was developed in 1856 of the towns of Amity and Alfred. One of the significant community, Philips Creek, was settled between 1830 and 1835.

As soon as the town becomes cleared enough to avail pasturage, admit the development of crops, and hay for storing of cattle, the early pioneers turned their attention to dairying. Their soil was well adapted to grazing, the raising of grass and growing of the lighter grains. From the early settlements, dairying has been the major occupation of farmers. Every farmer stores as many covers in his area as it can be pastured through the winter season and which will afford enough hay and grain to keep them throughout the winter.

According to the 2000 censures, the town of Ward has 390 residents, 107 families and 133 households living within the town. Further, the population density was around 13.4 individual per square mile. In Ward, the people was spread out with around 30.3% under age of eighteen; 6.7% from 18 – 24; 28.2 percent from 25 – 44, 24.9 percent from 45 – 64 and 10.0 percent who were 65 years older and above.

Ward 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 Ward 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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Ward Town Court