Mount Pleasant Town Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you were arrested in the Westchester Villages of Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow (North Tarrytown) and Briarcliff Manor, Valhalla, Hawthorne, Thornwood, Pocantico Hills, or Eastview, your criminal case will be likely handled in the Town Court of Mt. Pleasant. The Mount Pleasant Town Court is located at 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595, which is just North of the Kensico Reservoir Dam. Although Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown also have their own Courts. The Mt. Pleasant Court has jurisdiction over all misdemeanors and felonies at the pre-indictment level. If a felony goes past the indictment stage, the case will be transferred to the Westchester County Court in White Plains.
Our Westchester criminal defense attorneys regularly defend criminal cases in the Mt Pleasant Town Court. Our downtown White Plains Law Office is less than five minutes from the Mt. Pleasant Town Court and is about a ten minutes ride. For felony cases that get transferred to the Westchester County Court in White Plains, our office is walking distance to the Courthouse, which allows our criminal defense lawyers to effectively handle criminal cases that arise in Mt. Pleasant’s jurisdiction at all stages of the proceedings.
For a collection of small towns, the Mt. Pleasant Court sees a high number of criminal cases. In part the location of the towns and the Court are in part the reason why. The Taconic parkway and the Bronx River Parkway run alongside the Court as does a large park and the reservoir. The Parks police make numerous arrests for trespass, DWI, marijuana and other minor drug offenses from the nearby park and dam area, all of which tend to end up in the Mt. Pleasant Court. Also the Westchester County Jail is in Valhalla which also leads to arrests and criminal cases being processed through the Mt. Pleasant Court for charges such as contraband Also, the police routinely check the license plates of people who visit loved ones at the jail, so whenever one with a suspended license or registration pops up, the police wait for the driver to start the car and then pull them over. The Pleasantville bars, which are frequented by college students from Purchase and other colleges are also within the Court’s jurisdiction, so the Court fees a large number of fake identification cases, driving while intoxicated and assault cases. Additionally, since the Taconic State Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway are also within the Mt. Pleasant town’s jurisdiction, our criminal defense attorneys have handled a number of traffic related offenses including driving while intoxicated, driving under affect of drugs, driving with a suspended license. Additionally often these traffic stops and often questionable searches result in narcotics, marijuana and weapons charges including drug charges. In the last few years, we have seen an increase in cases involving out of state drivers on these parkways and it appears that the local police are targeting out of state drivers and looking for drugs and weapons. Also since the Westchester County jail is in Valhalla, the police often run the license plates of the cars in the parking lot looking for stolen vehicles, vehicles with suspended registrations or cars whose drivers have suspended licenses. No matter what the charge, our Westchester County criminal defense attorneys can give you or your family member the effective representation you need.
If you or a loved one were arrested and have a Court date in Mt. Pleasant our attorneys can often appear on short notice and get your family member out of jail. Since there is a bail bondsman in our office, we can also facilitate getting a bond posted on short notice or even after hours.
Consultations are always free. If you call after hours, leave a voicemail and it will be forwarded to one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers.