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Chatham NY Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Village of Chatham, New York in Columbia Co

Welcome to Chatham, NY. See that 30mph speed limit sign?

If you are in the unfortunate situation of having to answer a traffic violation or criminal charge (or both as is often the case) in the town of village of Chatham in Columbia County, let us help you. We have an enormous amount of experience here and an excellent record of helping our clients with speeding tickets and other moving violations get parking tickets (1201a) and other 0 point reductions. This can save you money on your fine and eliminate the $80-$85 state surcharge on tickets. Reducing or completely avoiding points can also keep your car insurance rates low and keep you out of the 6-point range where special fees are issued by the NY DMV. And once you are convicted of speeding, it makes it much more difficult to have your next one reduced or dismissed. If you have a clean record, make the effort to keep it that way. It’s well worth the legal fee, especially considering we offer very competitive rates as low as $250.00.

In the Chatham court, and all other courts in Columbia County, all traffic tickets must be answered by personal appearance – and you should receive a notice in the mail stating this much. This means that you are required to physically appear in court to enter a plea of Guilty or Not Guilty on the date indicated on your paper ticket. No exemptions are given for those who live out-of-state or out-of-country (sorry, Canadian drivers). This is partly why hiring a traffic lawyer is beneficial and so popular in this area. We go to court for you, eliminating the need for you to schedule time off work and make what may be a very long and expensive trip back to the area. To speak with one of our Chatham traffic lawyers, simply fill out the “Free Consultation” form here on our website or dial (518) 406-8330.

Chatham Town & Village Courts

Chatham Town Village Court

The town of Chatham is the last stop on the Taconic State Parkway and a common place for speeding tickets.

As is very customary in the Hudson Valley, the Chatham Town Court and Chatham Village Court share a location in the Tracy Memorial Village Hall. Use the information below to contact a clerk there:

Street Address: 77 Main St, 2nd Floor, Chatham, NY 12037
Mailing Address: PO Box 326
Phone: (518) 392-5440
Fax: (518) 392-0043
Official Website:

Ken McCauley

is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Ken McCauley, a traffic ticket defense firm servicing clients throughout New York state. Ken received his J.D. from Albany Law School, where he received highest academic standing in administrative law. He represents clients in Columbia County with speeding tickets and other V&T, transportation law, and criminal matters and appears before the New York State Liquor Authority. → Read Ken's full bio.