Guilderland Town Court
|Phone||356-1980 x 1093|
|Mailing Address||Guilderland Town Court
PO Box 339, Guilderland, NY 12084
|Attorney Advertisement||Warren Redlich (877) 643-3486|
|Street Address||5209 Western Avenue, Altamont, NY 12009|
Guilderland in 2013 has a hot election for town positions, with Mark Grimm bringing a breath of fresh air to the community. Fines must be paid at the time of the plea, or the Court will not accept the plea deal. Lawyers do not get an exception to this rule, and should make sure the client has the money or has advanced enough to cover the likely fine. The DA generally negotiates only with lawyers. If the officer does not appear for trial (not the date on the ticket), the Court will usually dismiss traffic charges. A very busy court. Expect to be there for 2-3 hours. Monday nights, mostly for Guilderland traffic court, are not as bad. Attorneys will usually get in and out in less than one hour. Thursday nights, for criminal matters including DWI, can be brutal. Might be smarter to arrive at 6:30 pm.
|About the area||
Guilderland is a suburb of Albany NY. It is home to Crossgates Mall, roughly the 10th largest mall in the United States. The town population is a bit over 30,000. Town Supervisor is Ken Runion. Major highways include I-87 and I-90 (the New York State Thruway and the Northway) and Route 20 (Western Avenue), the latter of which is a very big target for DWI enforcement.
|Hours of Operation||Court clerks are generally available during normal business hours. Court sessions are mostly at 5:30 pm.|
Usually an Assistant Town Attorney (lately Town Attorney Richard Sherwood) prosecutes traffic tickets and other minor violations written by town officers and State Troopers. U Albany police and Deputy Sheriffs might still prosecute their own traffic tickets. More serious violations including DWI, AUO, shoplifting, etc., are prosecuted by the District Attorney.
|Type Of Cases||Traffic, DWI, and criminal matters. Court also gets a lot of petit larceny cases from Crossgates Mall, and fake ID and related cases involving college students. The Court also handles small claims up to $3000.|
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