INSTRUCTIONS FOR VEHICLE & TRAFFIC APPLICATION FOR REDUCTION OF CHARGES
PLEASE NOTE: In order to use this form you must have all associated paperwork in an electronic format (.pdf) that can be uploaded with this form.
DEFENDANTS & DEFENSE ATTORNEYS–The purpose of this application is so that you do not have to appear incourt, you must notify the Town/Village Court inWritingadvising them that youare handling your ticket(s) through theDistrict Attorney’s Office with an Application for Reduction of Charges and request that your court date be adjourned
for 30 days.
FACISMILE APPLICATION WILL NOTBE ACCEPTED, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THIS OFFICE BY PHONE.
APPLICATION MUST BE HANDLED THROUGH THIS FORM BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
1. YOU MUST COMPLETE all of Section(1).
YOU MUST INCLUDE AS AN ATTACHMENT TO THIS FORM:
A. COPY OF THE FRONT OF YOUR TICKET – if you have lost your ticket or have already sent your ticket in to the court, you must contact the court directly to send you a copy or a court printout of what your original charge(s) are:
Your application will not be processed without a copy of the front of your ticket or the printout of your original charge(s).
We are not responsible for the original.
B. YOUR DRIVING ABSTRACT – Which can be obtained by contacting your local Department of Motor Vehicles. This applies for all drivers, NYS and out-of-state.
Your application will not be processed without a copy of your driving abstract
We are not responsible for the original
Out-of-state application must provide a copy of the front of your valid driver’s license along with your driving abstract.
IF YOU DO NOT ATTACH (PDFs ONLY) ALL OF THE REQUESTED INFORMATION THIS APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
2. AFTER the Assistant District Attorney completes Section (2) either Accepting, Modifying or Rejecting your proposal, this office will e-mail you this application. This application is only valid for 60 days from the date of acceptance of this office.
3. YOU THEN COMPLETE Section (3) ACCEPTING OUR PROPOSAL AND ALL CONDITIONS and forward the application with a self-addressed stamp envelope to the TOWN/VILLAGE COURT where you received the ticket. Please do not contact the District Attorney’s Office about the fine amount and/or points that may occur. You must contact the TOWN/VILLAGE COURT directly.
DO NOT SEND BACK TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
4. IF THE COURT accepts the proposal by the District Attorney’s Office, the Court will then advise you of your FINE, SURCHARGE and/or POINTS on your license.