The City of Yonkers
The City of Yonkers has the largest population in Westchester County with approximately 200,000 residents. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, The Town of Greenburgh is north of Yonkers, and to the south is the Bronx. The City of Yonkers was incorporated in 1872. There are many roadways which run through Yonkers, including the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87), the Bronx River Parkway, The Cross County Parkway, the Saw Mill River Parkway, along with major local roadways such as Broadway and Tuckahoe Road.Types of Cases Our Office Handles in the City of Yonkers
For over 25 years, The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel has been representing the people of the City of Yonkers who have been injured in construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bus and truck accidents, trip and fall cases, and people who have suffered injuries due to medical malpractice and defective products. In the Yonkers, particularly with the numerous highways that run through the city, we represent a large volume of clients who have been issued traffic violations for speeding, or been charged criminally with a DWI, aggravated DWI, or refusal to take a chemical test.
The City of Yonkers has a steadily declining crime rate since 2004, when there were a total of 4,675 “Index Crimes” (defined as murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, larceny, and stolen automobiles). In 2011, there were 4,060 index crimes in the city, a significant decrease of approximately 13%.
Many of our City of Yonkers clients are charged with speeding. Conviction of, or a plea of guilty to, 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 lead to a suspension of your driver’s license, as you would then have 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”, which is a fine imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. 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 Yonkers 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.Yonkers City Court and Judge Information
The Yonkers City Court (RW Cacace Justice Center) is located at:
100 South Broadway
Yonkers, New York 10701
The Yonkers City Court has a wide jurisdiction of traffic infractions, parking tickets, civil cases, and criminal cases (Not felonies, which are under the jurisdiction of the Westchester County Court), as well as small claims cases.SCHEDULE FOR THE YONKERS CITY COURT
The Yonkers City Court is in session five days per week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Although Yonkers does have Corporation Counsel to handle civil matters, for the most part, criminal cases are covered by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.DIRECTIONS TO THE YONKERS CITY COURT
From New York City: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to the Saw Mill River Parkway North to the Yonkers Avenue Exit. Turn right onto Yonkers Avenue, which turns into Nepperhan Avenue at a particular point. Proceed for seven traffic lights. At the 7th light is the intersection of Nepperhan Avenue and South Broadway. Turn left onto South Broadway and in approximately 100 yards will be the entrance to the Court on the left.
From Other Points South: Take either the Hutchinson River Parkway North, the Bronx River Parkway North, or the New York State Thruway (87) North to the Cross County Parkway West to the second Yonkers Avenue Exit. Turn right onto Yonkers Avenue, and move to the middle or left lane. Go seven traffic lights. At the 7th light is the intersection of Nepperhan Avenue and South Broadway. Turn left onto South Broadway, proceed approximately 100 yards to the entrance of parking lot, and make a left turn into the Court parking lot.
From the North: Take the Taconic State Parkway or New York State Thruway to the Saw Mill River Parkway South, to the Yonkers Avenue Exit. Turn right onto Yonkers Avenue and immediately move to the middle or left lane. Proceed 7 traffic lights. At the 7th light is the intersection of Nepperhan Avenue and South Broadway, where you will turn left onto South Broadway go approximately 100 yards to the entrance of the Court parking lot. Turn left into the parking lot.Parking For the Yonkers City Court
There is a small parking lot adjacent to the Court which will usually be filled to capacity by 9:00 AM. Additionally, there is a municipal parking garage across the street from the Yonkers City Court adjacent to the Yonkers City Hall. This garage also tends to fill up quickly. There are also several parking garages nearby (one a couple of blocks west) along with street parking.