The Town of Greenburgh

The Town of Greenburgh is located in the southwestern part of Westchester County, NY. The town includes the villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Tarrytown. Additionally, the hamlet of Hartsdale is part of Greenburgh. Hartsdale has a famous train station which has now been modified to include a Starbucks. The population of Greenburgh is evenly split between those who live in its six villages, and those who live outside of the villages. There are approximately 87,000 residents of the Town.

Roadways that are covered within the Town and which result in most of the traffic tickets in the Town Court are from Route 119 (Tarrytown Road), I-287 (The Cross Westchester Expressway) the New York State Thruway and the Sprain Brook Parkway.

Types of Cases Our Office Handles in The Town Of Greenburgh

For the last twenty six years, The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel in White Plains, New York has been representing clients injured in car accidents, trip and falls, construction accidents, as well as victims of medical malpractice and defective products. Additionally, we have represented clients charged with criminal offenses including DWI’s, Aggravated DWI’s, assault, criminal mischief, drug possession, weapons charges and traffic infractions, including texting while driving, among others charges.

According to statistics compiled by the Town, there were 1259 total arrests in the Town of Greenburgh in 2012, a decrease of 15% from the previous year. Of these arrests, there were 195 felony arrests, 801 for misdemeanors, and 245 for violations (non criminal offenses). Greenburgh issued 6167 traffic tickets in 2012, a slight decrease from the 6,287 written in 2011.

Many of our Town of Greenburgh clients at the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel are charged with speeding due to the numerous roadways that intersect and go through the Town. If you receive and are convicted of two speeding tickets in an eighteen month period for travelling 21-30 miles an hour over the posted speed limit, this can quickly result in a suspension of your driver’s license, as you would then have 12 points on your license. 11 points assessed against the operator’s license in an eighteen month period results in a suspension of the driver’s license. Further, if you receive 6 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 yearly installments of $100.00 or all at once. Driver’s Responsibility Assessments are also issued in all driving while intoxicated cases in the amount of $750.00, which can be paid in three yearly installments of $250.00 or in one payment.

We have successfully represented clients in the Greenburgh Town Court in a variety of criminal cases and traffic infractions. In DWI cases, we have obtained several favorable resolutions of cases and hardship privileges, conditional licenses, and conditional discharges in numerous cases. In traffic matters, we have obtained reduced fines, reduced points, and in many instances have secured no point resolutions for our clients.

Greenburgh Town Court and Judge Information

The Greenburgh Town Court is located at:

88 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
914-682-5364 phone
914-682-5378 fax

After a big shakeup in 2012 (two of the town’s judges had been on the town bench for over 15 years), the new judges are:

Hon. Arlene Gordon-Oliver
Hon. Walter Rivera
Hon. Delores Brathwaite

The main clerk for the Court is Cecile Sia.

The Greenburgh Town Court has a jurisdiction which includes all traffic infractions, parking tickets, civil cases, and criminal cases (Not felonies, which are handled in the Westchester County Court), as well as small claims cases.

SCHEDULE FOR THE GREENBURGH TOWN COURT

Mondays
9:30 AM – Scheduled Traffic Trials – New York State Police
2:00 PM – Scheduled Traffic Trials – New York State Police
7:00 PM – Small Claims

Tuesdays
9:30 AM – Criminal Calendar
2:00 PM – Criminal Trials and Hearings

Wednesdays
9:30 AM – Municipal Violations
9:30 AM through 11:00 AM – Traffic Trials – Town of Greenburgh Police
1:30 PM thru 3:00 PM – Traffic Trials – Westchester County Police

Thursdays
9:30 AM – Landlord/Tenant matters; Civil cases and Traffic infractions/ Parking tickets
2:00 PM – Criminal Calendar

Fridays
9:30 AM – Criminal Calendar
2:00 PM – Criminal Trials and Hearings

DIRECTIONS TO GREENBURGH TOWN COURT

From the South: Take I-95 North over the George Washington Bridge. From I-95, take the exit for I-87 North (The Major Deegan Expressway). Take I-87 northbound to I-287 eastbound. Take I-287 eastbound to Exit 4. Make a right onto Knollwood Road and then take a left at the second light. You will be on an entrance ramp which merges onto Rt. 119 and stay on eastbound for approximately 1 mile. The Town Court is on the left. For parking, see below.

From the North: Take I-87 southbound over the Tappan Zee Bridge. After the bridge, merge onto I-287 eastbound. Take I-287 to Exit 4. Turn right at the traffic light at the top of the ramp and then make a left at second light. You will enter a ramp down to Rt. 119 (Tarrytown Road) and follow eastbound for approximately 1 mile. The Town Court is on the left.

Parking For the Greenburgh Town Court

Parking is very difficult for the Greenburgh Town Court. There is a small parking lot on the westbound side of Tarrytown Road which has a capacity of approximately 20 spaces. Usually, people park along the roadway on the westbound side of Tarrytown Road from the beginning of the parking lot, and the police, knowing of the chronic parking shortage, will not issue parking tickets unless you are parking near a fire hydrant or there is some other parking violation. There are also some parking spaces with meters on both sides of Tarrytown Road on the next block (past Hillside Avenue). But that is a long walk to the Courthouse. The best advice for parking at the Greenburgh Town Court is to get there very early.