The Town of Ramapo Justice Court serves the needs of its community by handling both civil and criminal cases, along with traffic violations. It is one of many locally-funded town and village courts that play a vital role in the New York State court system. Nearly 1,300 of these courts, commonly known as Justice Courts, handle close to 2 million cases each year. The Town of Ramapo is located in Rockland County, 28 miles northwest of New York City.
New York State's Justice Courts are authorized to handle misdemeanor cases and violations that were committed within the court's specific town or village. For felony cases, these courts are able to conduct arraignments and preliminary hearings. They generally hear civil and small claims cases that seek awards of up to $3,000. They can also handle landlord-tenant matters, such as evictions and monetary judgment for back-rent.
The Town of Ramapo Justice Court has three Town Justices and one Justice Court Clerk. New York State's Justice Court system has almost 2,200 Town and Village Justices, who remain on-call. At any time of the day or night, they can be called into the court to conduct misdemeanor or felony case arraignments or to issue orders of protection in domestic violence cases. They can even act as Family Court judges when the Family Court is not in session.
Residents of the Town of Ramapo could easily find themselves dealing with legal matters in their local Justice Court. When they do, my criminal defense law firm in Rockland County—the Law Office of William J. Reddy—is available to review their cases and help them determine their best options. Individuals who are accused of criminal charges could face serious penalties if convicted, so they need to make sure they choose an attorney who will aggressively represent them in court. I, William J. Reddy, am a former senior assistant district attorney and narcotics prosecutor. Because of that, I am able to consider both the prosecution side and the defense side when strategizing how to best defend my clients charged with criminal offenses.
In order to learn how we might be able to help you in your case, contact us for a free consultation. We are able to help our clients in a broad span of case types. Those include burglary, domestic violence, DWI, traffic violations, weapons charges, white collar crimes, and wiretap cases along with many other areas. My firm, which is backed by more than 15 years of attorney experience in criminal law, serves Rockland County, Hudson Valley and New York City. Contact the Law Office of William J. Reddy so we can discuss your case!