Court clerks can be reached Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm, but this is a very busy court so try calling early. The town is well-staffed, though, and this is one of the few courts in the Upstate area where you can almost always get a hold of someone. There are two other phone numbers published on the court website: (518) 783-2737 and (518) 783-2738. Their mailing address is the same as their physical address. Court hours and other information is published on their official website - colonie.org.
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We represent clients in the Colonie Town Court on almost any type of case - from moving violations to serious criminal offenses. Some of the most common crimes and violations here are:
Speeding Tickets. This includes all subsections of New York's speed restrictions - VTL 1180A, VTL 1180B, VTL 1180C, VTL 1180D, VTL 1180E, VTL 1180F, and VTL 1180G. Work zone tickets can also be common with the recent construction on the NYS Thruway (I-87) that runs parallel to Wolf Road. Most common are 4-point and 6-point speeding tickets.
Move Over Tickets. VTL 1144-a, also known as New York's "Move Over" law is fairly new and aggressively enforced and prosecuted in this area. If you are visiting from out of state, we have an excellent resource on the topic at 1144-a.com. These are 3 point tickets with a fine of $275.00 if convicted, and we encourage you to speak with us to understand your rights and options regarding this statute.
Drug Charges. This includes DWI, DWAI, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (UPM). While sometimes classified as felonies, these are most frequently criminal misdemeanors, each of which can have serious legal ramifications if not handled properly. Please contact us to discuss the details of your situation and for a full quote.
Petit Larceny. Inevitable in such a high-traffic commercial area, "shoplifting" or Petit Larceny is a crime under the New York Penal law. Penalties can include heavy fines, participation in a nationwide anti-shoplifting school, and imprisonment. Those convicted may also be required to pay a civil payment equal to the value of the stolen good(s) plus up to $500 and may face a civil lawsuit from the so-called victims.