Deerpark, NY Town Court
Title: Town of Deerpark Justice Court
Address: 420 Route 209-Drawer A, Huguenot, NY 12746
856-2210 x8 Fax: (845) 856-4560
Court Calendar: Tuesday & Wednesday
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by
Special Town Prosecutor (State Police) or local officers.
Criminal Prosecutions: Orange County District Attorney's Office
Justice Laurie E. Osowick & Justice John Wulff, Sr
This largely rural town surronds the small city of Port Jervis and has no major highways running through
it, though Route 209 is a busy local road that cuts through Deerpark north-to-south. Traffic enforcement in Deerpark
is done by both state police troopers from "Troop F" of the NYS Police, the Orange County Sheriff's Dept and the town police
force. No roads in Crawford have speed limits above 55 mph. Stationary and moving radar are widely used.
Both town justices have "traffic calendars" which are devoted to adjudicating traffic tickets. The NYS Police are prohibited
from negotiating plea bargains on traffic violations. As a result, a special town prosecutor has been appointed to deal with tickets
written by the NYS police. 95% of state police tickets are adjudicated through plea bargains with the special prosecutor. The Town
Prosecutor and both judges are reasonable about plea bargains as long as the speed was not more than 25 mph over the limit.
police officers somtimes prosecute their own tickets, though the special prosecutor may substitute for them. Again, most tickets
are resolved through plea bargains. Traffic court sessions can last 1-2 hours. Attorneys are permitted to appear without
their clients being present for traffic court.
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read some Frequently Asked Traffic Law questions, click here.
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Criminal Law Enforcement and Prosecutions
All criminal prosecutions are
handled by the Orange County District Attorney's Office. The DA's office takes a very hard line on DWI prosecutions.
In 2009 there were more than 1800 alcohol related driving arrests for impaired or intoxicated driving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Orange
County. Both the NYS Police and the Deerpark Town Police made numerous arrests. Most arrests occurred after dark with many
taking place after midnight. Police officers assume that many driver's who are out after midnight have consumed alcohol and or drugs.
As a result they are looking for any lawful reason to pull drivers over in order to investigate possible DWI incidents. Alcohol checkpoints have
been infrequently established by the a combined task force of NYS Police and Deerpark Town police or Orange
County Sheriff's Deputies. All of these offenses are "criminal" violations of the law and, as a result are prosecuted by the Orange
County District Attorney's office.
Other typical criminal cases heard in Deerpark Town Court are petty larceny, 3rd degree
assault, harrassment and drug possession. Misdemeanors remain the jurisdiction of the Village court, while felonies are transferred
to the Orange County Court if there is a felony indictment by the Grand Jury.
read some Frequently Asked Questions about DWI, click here.
For information about having the Law Office of Glenn Magnell represent
you on yourticket or DWI charge,, click here.
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