Knowledge Base

After I return a "not guilty" plea on a summons, what can I expect? How can I find out the status of a ticket?

Category: Parking Tickets
A "not guilty" plea for a parking ticket takes approximately 2 weeks from the date the Town of Huntington Traffic Violations Bureau receives it to be processed in the system.  Normal procedure for all "not guilty" pleas is the appointment of a conference between the registered owner of the vehicle and the hearing officer.  A letter will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle indicating the time and date to appear at the Town of Huntington Traffic Court held in the Huntington Town Hall building, room 114, 100 Main St., Huntington, NY.  For "not guilty" pleas that are received with a letter of explanation that requires no further information for the hearing officer, and the explanation satisfactorily supports the reason for not guilty, the hearing officer may make a decision on the summons without the need for the registered owner to appear.  In such cases where you have submitted a satisfactory letter of explanation and you have not heard back from the court, (approximately 4 weeks from your original submission) you can call the Traffic Violations Bureau Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM to confirm the disposition of the ticket, as it takes approximately 2 additional weeks for the system to be updated.
Updated 11/18/2011 2:55 PM