Saturday, April 20, 2013

Finding the New York DMV DWI Refusal Hearings at 310 Town Center Road, Painted Post, NY

Where is 310 Town Center Road, Painted Post, NY?

Imagine it's the day of your hearing and you can't find the Court, or the Courthouse. It happens more often than you can imagine. Things change but sometimes google maps and the internet just doesn't catch up.

New York Department of Motor Vehicle DWI Refusal Hearings are held at locations different than the criminal proceedings. They are administrative in nature, and not criminal matters so they do not require a criminal court or courthouse. Tompkins County and Cortland County DWI criminal cases hold their hearings at the Cortland County Courthouse.

Erwin Court House, Village of Painted Post, New York
"Old" location of the DMV hearings
Erwin Town Court vs. Erwin Town Hall

The DMV hearings were held at the Erwin Court house at 117 Water Street, in the Village of Painted Post, New York for many years. These hearings were moved to a brand new location about two years ago. Now they are held on the other side of town in the new Erwin Town Hall at 310 Town Center Road, Painted Post, New York.

Tioga County, Steuben County, and Chemung County DWI criminal DMV Refusal case license hearings are held in Painted Post, New York at 310 Town Center Road.  So if you have a DWI refusal case pending in the City of Elmira or the City of Corning or Horseheads, Your DWI refusal case DMV hearing is going to be held here.

Erwin Town Hall, West of I-17/86
DMV DWI Refusal Hearings are held here.
At the Erwin Town Hall not the Erwin Court

The Problem Solved 

Google maps and google still bring you to 117 Water Street, when seeking (searching) 310 Town Center Road, Painted Post. Do not try to search for the Harley Davidson dealership or the Fox Chevy Buick Cadillac dealership in Painted Post because they both will take you to the Village of Painted Post as well. Both dealerships are right next to the new Erwin Town Hall building. If you want to google search use Robert Dann Drive, Painted Post, NY

BTW Erwin Town Hall is a beautiful, modern building, and the DMV hearing room is huge with comfy chairs.

I guess Town Center Road is fairly new, but you would think after two years, it should be on google maps and your GPS but unfortunately it is NOT!

If coming from the East, take I-17/86 to NY 417/South Hamilton Street, turn right onto Town Center Road. Go straight to the end of the road.

Winning The NYS DWI Refusal Case, here:

Always consult with an attorney about any criminal or non-criminal charges you have pending to discuss your options and/or defenses.

Originally, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. My father was a NYS corrections officer, and my mother a waitress. I now live in Ithaca, NY with my wife (of 25 years), and four kids. I have a B.S. in Human Biology, Doctorates in Law and Chiropractic, and a Post Graduate in Acupuncture. I practiced as a Chiropractic Physician in Florida from 1986 to 1995. I graduated law school in 1997, and went on to practice trial law in FL, NY, NJ, and PA. I love practicing criminal defense and injury law within the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Over 90% of the cases that I take on are New York DWI defense cases. I am certified as a breath tester by the Department of Transportation, the guidelines of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). I am certified in Field Sobriety Tests, and an active member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). My online materials include over 450 blog posts, dozens of articles, and over 440 informative videos on my youtube channel.

I have co-authored Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, in both 2011 and 2013. These are West Thomson legal manuals on New York State DWI defense, and focus on the best practices for other lawyers handling a New York DWI case. Included in Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York are materials I provide clients, such as my fee agreement and ways to avoid misdemeanor probation. I was selected by Super Lawyers as a Upstate New York 2013 Rising Star in DWI/DUI Defense based on my experience, contributions, and professional standing.