Traffic Violation Reduction Policy

Traffic Reduction Information

Traffic reduction information is for traffic infractions only, this does not apply to traffic misdemeanors including aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated.

Do not contact this office by phone to discuss your traffic ticket.  We will not discuss traffic reductions by phone.  A member of our staff will appear in court at the scheduled pretrial conference.

Reductions will be considered at the pretrial conference. The court will notify you of the date and time of the conference upon receipt of a not-guilty plea. 

Required Documents

At the time of the pretrial conference you must provide the following documents, we will not process your request if any of these items are not provided:

  • A current copy of your Department of Motor Vehicle Driving Abstract certified by DMV
  • A written, signed statement demonstrating "good cause" why a reduction should be granted under the circumstances of the infraction
  • A copy of the ticket
  • A self-addressed, stamped return envelope

By making a reduction application by mail, you are waiving the in-court pretrial conference to consider a reduction application. Please mail all required documents to the District Attorney's Office at: 415 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Court Adjournments

You are responsible for contacting the court to request an adjournment. Our office does not grant adjournments, only the court may grant adjournments. You should adjourn your case for 45 days to give us time to process your request.