Traffic Tickets

If you have been charged with a traffic infraction, you may be eligible for a reduction of your charge.  The District Attorney’s Office is now handling plea reductions of traffic infractions electronically as opposed to in person.  Please reference the procedure below to receive an offer.  This process applies to traffic infractions only, not to vehicle and traffic law violations involving misdemeanors or felonies.

  1. After answering your ticket with the Court, email a copy of your ticket to traffictickets@schenectadycounty.com.  Please only include your traffic ticket in your email.  If you are charged with the non-moving violations of Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Operating Without Insurance, Unlicensed Operator or an equipment violation, you may also include documentation showing any of these issues have been addressed.
  2. Once your ticket is received, an Assistant District Attorney will review your request, along with your driver’s abstract and send you an offer by email. 
  3. If you decide to accept the offer, print and sign the document and send it to the appropriate presiding court. Once the document is received by the Court, you will be sent a notification from the Court outlining any fines, surcharges or other conditions related to your acceptance of the offer, including further instructions on how to pay any fines or surcharges. If you decide NOT to accept the offer, please indicate that on the document and send it back to the appropriate presiding court. You will subsequently receive additional information from the court regarding a required appearance.

Please be aware that due to the large number of requests received by the District Attorney’s Office, it may take up to four weeks to receive a response to your request for a reduction of your charge.  Any questions related to court appearances and/or requesting an adjournment should be directed to the local court where the ticket is pending.  Please note that the District Attorney’s Office will not negotiate traffic tickets over the phone, all currently pending tickets will be handled using the process described above. 

 

LOCAL COURT ADDRESS/WEBSITES:

Schenectady City Court

105 Jay Street, Room 204

Schenectady, NY 12305

https://www.cityofschenectady.com/Directory.aspx?did=14

Rotterdam Town Court

101 Princetown Road

Rotterdam, NY 12306

https://rotterdamny.org/departments.aspx?DepartmentID=4

Niskayuna Town Court

One Niskayuna Circle

Niskayuna, NY 12309

https://www.niskayuna.org/justice-court

Glenville Town Court

Glenville Municipal Center

18 Glenridge Road

Glenville, NY 12302

https://www.townofglenville.org/glenville-town-court

Scotia Village Court

4 N. Ten Broeck Street

Scotia, NY 12302

https://villageofscotia.org/village-government/departments/court/

Princetown Town Court

165 Princetown Plaza

Princetown, NY 12306

https://townprincetown.digitaltowpath.org:10095/content/Courts

Duanesburg Town Court

5853 Western Turnpike

Duanesburg, NY 12056

https://www.duanesburg.net/town-court