Justice Court Personnel
In February 2021 Hon. Scott Brady was appointed by the Westville Town Board to the position of Town Justice to fill a vacant seat. In November of 2021 he was elected for another four-year term.
Denise McLane was appointed in May 2021 as the Justice Court Clerk.
Judge Brady and Mrs. McLane are available every Wednesday at the Westville Courthouse located at 936 County Route 19 in Westville.
Court will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
1st Wednesday Criminal Court 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday Traffic Court 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
If you are convicted of a violation that occurred while your car was moving (e.g., speeding, failing to stop for a stop sign, etc.) points will be assigned to you based on a schedule adopted by the New York State Legislature. If you accumulate three speeding violations or 11 points within an 18-month period, the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license. If you accumulate 6 or more points within an 18-month period (which could result from just 1 conviction of 21 mph over the speed limit), you will have to pay the New York State driver assessment fee of $100.00 per year for 3 years plus $25.00 for each additional point accumulated. The number of points attributed to various infractions can be found on the New York State DMV website.
Points are not assigned for the following violations
any bicycle violation
any pedestrian violation
any parking violation
any violation related to unregistered, unlicensed or uninsured operation
any violation related to motor vehicle inspection, vehicle weights or dimensions or vehicle equipment other than inadequate service brakes
any violation related to a business or the sale of goods established in the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any local law
a violation related to the improper use of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes in Suffolk County, between exits 49 and 57 of the Long Island Expressway
any other violation not resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle
You can plead guilty by mail by following the instructions on the ticket and sending the completed form to the Westville Town Court, 936 County Route 19, Constable, New York 12926. Upon receipt of your guilty plea a judge will determine the fine and the Court will notify you of the amount by mail.
You will be expected to send the fine to the Court within 30 days by certified check or money order payable to the Westville Town Court or Visa or Mastercard with proper authorization. If you need time to pay, contact the Court at (518) 358-2499 and necessary arrangements will be made.
Pleading Not Guilty
You can plead not guilty by mail, using your copy of the ticket given to you by the Officer. If charged with a misdemeanor, a court appearance is required. Follow the instructions and send the completed form to:
Westville Town Court
Town of Westville
936 County Route 19
Constable, New York 12926
You have the option of requesting a supporting deposition, which is a sworn statement from the ticketing officer that contains a more detailed explanation of the basis for the charge than is provided on the ticket. The Officer usually generates the supporting deposition at the time of the stop now that most tickets are being written electronically. If you mail a not guilty plea, you do not need to appear in Court on the date stated on the ticket.
Upon receipt of your not guilty plea the Court will schedule a pre-trial conference with the Assistant District Attorney and you will receive notice of the date by mail. The purpose of the conference is to discuss with the Assistant District Attorney a possible reduction to your case through a reduction or plea agreement. If the matter is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may proceed to trial on a date to be scheduled. A trial is the proceeding at which a judge will make a determination whether you are guilty or not guilty. At the trial, the officer who issued the ticket will testify and you will have the opportunity to cross-examine him/her. Thereafter, you and your witnesses, if any, will have the opportunity to testify. The Assistant District Attorney can cross-examine your witnesses and you. When the testimony is completed, the judge will make a decision and will usually announce it in court at the trial. If you are found not guilty, the matter is completed. If you are found guilty, the judge will determine the fine and arrangements for payment will be made.
Court Appearance without a Plea by Mail
A third option is to appear in Court on the date designated on the face of the ticket. At that time you can enter a plea and/or ask for a trial. You will have the opportunity to provide any explanation you would like the judge to hear. Your explanation will be considered in the resolution of the case.
For traffic reduction application go to Franklin County District Attorney's website.
Each judge is authorized by New York State law to perform weddings anywhere within New York State. Please be aware that one witness, over the age of 18 is required and there is a gratuity of $100.00.
For additional information about this service, please call the Court Office at (518) 358-2499.
Marriage licenses may be purchased from the Westville Town Clerk.
936 County Route 19
Constable, New York 12926
Office Phone: (518) 358-2499
Fax Number: (518) 358-0036