VILLAGE JUSTICE: HONORABLE CHRISTINE K. WIENBERG
VILLAGE JUSTICE: HONORABLE ALLAN Y. DRIAN
COURT CLERK: LYN HALL
THE JUSTICE COURT HANDLES:
Vehicle traffic violations and misdemeanor tickets
Criminal violations, misdemeanors and felony arraignments
Civil court actions, small claims court, eviction proceedings
Jury trials for misdemeanors, bench trials
The Village of Harriman Court is located at 1 Church Street, Harriman NY 10926.
The Court Clerk can be reached @ 845-782-6853, Fax 845-782-6032 or
The Court Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. except on Thursdays the office closes @ 12 noon. (Except Holidays)
JUSTICE WIENBERG'S COURT
TRAFFIC COURT: Is in session on the 1st Thursday of every month @6:00 p.m.
CRIMINAL COURT: Is in session on the 3rd Thursday of every month @6:00 p.m.
JUSTICE DRIAN'S COURT
TRAFFIC COURT:Is in session on the 4th Thursday of every month @ 4:30 p.m.
CRIMINAL COURT:Is in session on the 2nd Thursday of every month @ 5:00 p.m
RULES OF JUSTICE DRIAN'S COURT - ALL ATTORNEYS AND PARTIES
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TRAFFIC/PARKING TICKET INFO:
Answering PARKING Tickets:
By Mail: To plead GUILTY to a parking ticket, fill out the ticket, and enclose a Certified Check or Money Order for the amount shown on the front (DO NOT SEND CASH)
Mail the Ticket and Payment to:
The Village of Harriman Court
1 Church Street
Harriman NY 10926
To plead NOT GUILTY and request a trial, fill out the ticket and mail it to the above address. The Court will mail a notice when trial date is set.
Answering TRAFFIC Tickets:
By Mail: To answer a traffic ticket (other than a Misdemeanor) by mail, follow the directions on the ticket. Misdemeanor charges MUST be answered in person.
Section “A” is for a plea of GUILTY. The court will then notify you by mail of the fine. Please make sure your name and correct mailing address is filled out. Mail the ticket to the court address above.
Section “B” is for a plea of NOT GUILTY. Upon entering a plea of not guilty, the court will send you a notice of “Appearance/Pre-Trial Conference”. This is a conference with the Prosecutor to attempt to reach a disposition.
If no disposition can be agreed upon, then a trial date will be set. The court will then notify you by mail of your trial date. Please make sure your name and correct mailing address is filled out. Mail the ticket to the court address above.
To answer a traffic ticket in person, check the date and time on the bottom of the front of the ticket. This is your appearance date/time. Report to the court at the above address.
To file a claim in the small claims part, you must first make sure that the court has jurisdiction over the defendant (the person you are seeking damages from) that person must live or conduct business within the Village of Harriman. The claim is limited to $3,000.00 or less.
To commence a small claim, you must file a complaint using a specific form. The court has this form you must use. You must file the form in person at the court.
Filing fees for small claims are: $10.00 for claims up to $1,000.00. $15.00 for claims $1,001.00 - $3,000.00.
Proper dress attire is required for Court – No Shorts, Tank Tops, Halters, etc.
ALL PERSONS, PACKAGES AND BAGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- NO Weapons of any type
- NO Cutting instruments of any type – includes knives, scissors, or anything with a cutting edge, etc.
- NO Tools of any type.
- NO Aerosol sprays or containers – includes mace, pepper spray, hairspray, shaving cream, etc.
- NO Electronic device or equipment of any type – includes cellular (CELL) telephones, personal assistant devices (PDAs), Palm Notepads, Blackberrys, pagers, IPODS or Walkmans (or any equivalent MP3 or CD players or recorders); radios or cassette players or recorders or hand-held or key-ring games; computers; video games as well as video games of any type.
- NO Photographic or audio-visual equipment of any type – includes cameras, video or audio recorders or players.
- NO Strollers.
- NO Food or Drink.
- NO Permanent markers or markers of any type.
Advise Court Personnel if you have any electronic implanted medical devices.
While Court is in session, recording is in progress. Please be seated and remain quiet.