Florida, NY Village Court
Title: Village of Florida Justice Court
Address: 33 South Main Street, P.O. Box 643, Florida, NY 10921
Phone: (845) 651-4940 Fax:
Court Calendar: Thursdays
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by Special Town
Prosecutor (State Police) or local officers.
Criminal Prosecutions: Orange County District Attorney's Office
Judges: Justice Richard
Florida is a small village within the Town of Warwick. There are no major highways running through
the village runs through Route 94/17A are very busy local roads running from the county seat of Goshen to the Warwick and New
Jersey. Enforcement is handled by local police and NYS Police from "Troop F." There is a small state police sub-station
located in Florida. Traffic law enforcement during daytime is largely by local police, evenings and overnight is mostly by the
state police. Speed limits drop suddenly from 55 mph to 30 mph on all roads approaching the heart of the village.
Speed enforcement can be intense in the 30 mph zones.
Justice Shuback has several "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 village 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 Village Prosecutor and the judge are
reasonable about plea bargains as long as the speed was not more than 25 mph over the limit or over 90 mph.
Local 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.
For more information about speeding and other traffic offenses, click here
To read some Frequently Asked Traffic
Law questions, click here.
For information about having the Law Office of Glenn Magnell defend your speeding ticket or DWI charge,click here.
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 impaired or intoxicated driving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Orange County. Both the NYS Police and the Florida Village
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 were rarely established. 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 Florida Village Court are petty larceny, assault, harrassment and drug possession.
Misdemeanors remain the jurisdiction of the Florida Village court, while felonies are transferred to the Orange County Court if there
is a felony indictment by the Grand Jury. Criminal cases are only heard once a month in villag court.
To 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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