The Town of Cortlandt
The Town of Cortlandt, New York is located in the northwestern corner of Westchester County. The town has a population of approximately 40,000 citizens Cortlandt, which includes two unincorporated villages, Croton on Hudson and Buchanan, along with the hamlets of Montrose, Verplanck and Crugers. The Town of Cortlandt is near the Hudson River and has several wetland areas, streams and wooded hills. On the northern border of Cortlandt is Putnam County and the southern border is the towns of Ossining and New Castle. The name “Cortlandt” is in honor of the Van Cortlandt family who purchased land in the area beginning in 1677.Types of Cases Our Office Handles in the Town of Cortlandt
For over 25 years, The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel has been representing the people of the Town of Cortlandt who have been injured in construction accidents, car crashes, truck accidents, slip and fall cases, and people who have suffered injuries due to defective products or medications, among other cases. In the Town of Cortlandt, particularly with the numerous highways/major roadways that run through the city, such as Route 9, Route 9A, the Taconic Parkway, Rt. 202, Rt. 129, Croton Avenue and Rt. 6, 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 Town of Cortlandt has a crime index of 63 (100 is safest) as documented by neighborhoodscout.com with an average of 354 crimes annually, including 18 violent crimes and 336 property crimes.
Many of our clients in the Town of Cortlandt 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 Cortlandt Town 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.Cortlandt Town Court and Judge Information
The Cortlandt Town Court is located at:
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567
The Judges in the Cortlandt Town Court are:
Judge Daniel A. McCarthy
Judge Gerald M. Klein
The Cortlandt Town 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 CORTLANDT TOWN COURT
The Town of Cortlandt Town Court is in session five days per week from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Generally, Judge Klein sits on Mondays and Judge McCarthy sits on Fridays for the criminal calendar, which starts at 9:00 AM. The Town Ordinance calendar is at 10:30 A.M, civil cases begin at 11:00 A.M, and traffic infraction trials generally start at 12:00 P.M. Small claims cases are handled once per month at 6:30 P.M.DIRECTIONS TO THE CORTLANDT TOWN COURT
From the North
- Go on Rt. 9 Southbound to the Annsville Circle; continue on Route 9, and cross Annsville Bridge.
- At the traffic light, make a left onto Bear Mt. Parkway; go to the Division Street exit. Take this exit.
- Make a left turn at the stop sign. Proceed approximately one mile to a traffic light. You will see Pump House Road on the left and Heady Street on the right. Make a right turn onto Heady Street; stay to the left and at the top of the hill, the Town Hall/Court building is on the right.
From the South
- Go Northbound on Route 9.
- At the intersection of Route 9 and the Bear Mountain Parkway, proceed straight.
- Go up the hill for 2 miles to the Division Street exit on the right, and get off this exit.
- At the stop sign turn left. Go approximately 1 mile to a traffic light. You will see Pump House Road on the left and Heady Street on the right. Make a right turn onto Heady Street; stay to the left and at the top of the hill, the Town Hall/Court building is on the right.
From the East and Southeast locations
- Take the Taconic State Parkway to Rt. 202-- the Yorktown exit.
- At the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp, make a left and go westbound on Rt. 202.
- At the intersection of Route 202 and the Bear Mt. Parkway, approximately 2.5 miles, turn RIGHT onto the Bear Mountain Parkway.
- Head down the Bear Mountain Parkway for approximately 2 miles.
- Take the Division Street exit off the Parkway. This exit is a very hard right hand turn, so you must slow your speed significantly to accomplish the turn. At the stop sign, turn left.
- Proceed approximately 1 mile to a traffic light. You will see Pump House Road on the left and Heady Street on the right. Make a right turn onto Heady Street, stay to the left and at the top of the hill, the Town Hall/Court building is on the right.
There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Cortlandt Town Court which makes parking easy for this town Court.