The City of New Rochelle

The City of New Rochelle, New York is the seventh largest city in the State of New York with an approximate population of 77,000. New Rochelle borders the Long Island Sound and is a short distance from the Pelham Bay Park section of the Bronx. The city is well known for beautiful parklands and nature preserves, including Glen Island, a crescent shaped beach on the Sound, and Twin Lakes Park, which consists of more than 200 acres of lakes, ponds and fields along the Hutchinson River.

The New Rochelle City Court is one of the busiest in Westchester County. Major roadways go through the city, including I-95, the Hutchinson River Parkway, and local roadways such as North Avenue and Route 1, also known as Boston Post Road, one of the oldest roadways in the United States.

Types of Cases Our Office Handles in the City of New Rochelle

For over 25 years, The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel has been representing the residents of New Rochelle injured in construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice cases, bus accidents, slip and fall cases, and people who have suffered injuries due to defective products or medications, among other types of cases. In the City of New Rochelle, particularly with the numerous highways/major roadways that run through the city, such as I-95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway, we represent a large volume of clients who have been issued traffic violations for speeding, reckless driving, or been charged criminally with a DWI, aggravated DWI, or refusal to take a chemical test.

The City of New Rochelle has a crime index of 45 (100 is safest) as documented by neighborhoodscout.com with an average of 20.69 crimes per 1,000 residents. There is an average of approximately 217 violent crimes and 369 property crimes on an annual basis in New Rochelle.

Many of our clients in the City of New Rochelle are charged with speeding. Conviction of two speeding tickets in an 18 month period for travelling 21-30 miles an hour over the posted speed limit, (which is a 6 point ticket for each infraction) can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, as you would then have a total of 12 points— with 11 points resulting in a suspended license. Further, if you receive six points on your license in 18 months, this results in a “Driver’s Responsibility Assessment”, a fine imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles which started in 2004. The fine is $300.00, which can be paid in three annual installments of $100.00, or all at once. Driver’s Responsibility Assessments are also issued in all DWI cases in the amount of $750.00, which can be paid in three annual installments of $250.00 or in one payment.

We have successfully represented clients in the New Rochelle City Court in a variety of criminal cases and traffic infractions. In DWI cases, we have obtained several favorable resolutions of cases, hardship privileges, conditional licenses, and conditional discharges (rather than the onerous sentence of probation) in numerous cases. In traffic matters, we have secured reduced fines and points, and in many instances have secured no point resolutions for our clients.

New Rochelle City Court and Judge Information

The New Rochelle City Court is located at:

475 North Street
New Rochelle, New York 10801
914-358-8000 phone
914-654-0344 fax

The Judges in the New Rochelle City Court are:

Judge Gail B. Rice

Judge Susan I. Kettner

Judge Anthony A. Carbone

The New Rochelle City Court has a jurisdiction of traffic infractions, civil cases, and criminal cases (Not felonies, which are under the jurisdiction of the Westchester County Court), parking tickets, as well as small claims cases.

SCHEDULE FOR THE NEW ROCHELLE CITY COURT

The City of New Rochelle City Court is in session five days per week from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

DIRECTIONS TO THE NEW ROCHELLE CITY COURT

From New York City: Take the West Side Highway to Route 95 North to Exit 16, Bear right off of the exit to North Avenue. Turn right on North Avenue and go ½ mile to the Courthouse on the right. Alternatively, take the F.D.R. Drive to the Triboro Bridge, to the Bruckner Expressway. Proceed to Route 95 Northbound to Exit 16, bear right off of the exit to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue, and the Courthouse is ½ mile on right. Another option is to take the West Side Highway/Henry Hudson Parkway to the Saw Mill River Parkway, to the Cross County Parkway East. Stay to the left to go on the Hutchinson River Parkway North and continue to Exit 17. Turn right off of the exit onto North Avenue, and the Courthouse is two on the left.

From Connecticut: Take Route 95 South to Exit 16 N.Y. Follow the signs for North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue and the Courthouse is one half mile on the right. Alternatively, take the Merritt Parkway South to the Hutchinson Parkway South to Exit 19. Make a left turn off of the exit onto Wilmot Road. Bear right to fork, and make a left at the light onto North Avenue. The Courthouse is 2 ½ miles on left.

From The Tappan Zee Bridge: Take Route 87 South to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Over the bridge, take Route 287 East to Hutchinson River Parkway South. Get off the Hutchinson Parkway at Exit 19. Make a left turn off the exit onto Wilmot Road. Bear right to the fork; make a left turn at the light onto North Avenue. The Courthouse is 2 ½ miles on the left.

Parking For the New Rochelle City Court

There is a large parking lot adjacent to the New Rochelle City Court as well as street parking on North Avenue and behind the Courthouse as well.