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Traffic Tickets

Currently, the District Attorney’s Office is not conducting in-person conferences. Follow the instruction below.

Please note: This process applies to traffic infractions only, not to vehicle and traffic law violations involving misdemeanors or felonies, which will require an in-person appearance.

Plea-By-Mail Process

Step 1: You must answer your ticket(s) with the Court as instructed in the "Plead By Mail" section of your ticket(s).

The Court will mail you an acknowledgement of your plea with information on how to either pay fines/surcharges due; or provide you with Court copies of your traffic ticket and options to bring the matter to a just disposition. 

Step 2: If you choose to contact the District Attorney's Office for a possible reduction of your traffic ticket charge(s), please Mail, Email or Fax the copies of your traffic ticket(s) to the District Attorney's Office.

Mail, E-Mail, or Fax copies of your traffic ticket(s) to the District Attorney’s Office.  

E-Mail Address:
Attach a scanned copy or photo of your traffic ticket(s) to your e-mail. Photo’s should be full-size and clear. Links to documents are not acceptable.  

Mailing Address:       County of Schenectady Office of the District Attorney Attn: Traffic Tickets,  612 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305

Fax Number: 518-388-4256

  • If you are charged with a non-moving violation of Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Operating Without Insurance, Unlicensed Operator, or an equipment violation, you may also attach/include documentation showing the issue has been corrected.
  • You may also provide any relevant information regarding your plea for the District Attorney's Office to consider.

Due to the large number of requests received by the District Attorney’s Office it may take several weeks to receive a response to your request.


Once your request is received, an Assistant District Attorney will review the charge(s).

If a reduction is applicable, an Application for Reduction of Charges form will be returned to you with instructions. The application will contain details regarding the negotiated plea offer, which you may accept or reject. Review this form and its instructions carefully.

  • Complete the Application for Reduction of Charges form by checking either the Accept or Reject box, complete the paragraph by printing your name, dating the form, signing the form and mailing the form to the Court where your traffic ticket is pending.

Completed applications must be mailed to the Court where your traffic ticket is pending.
Do not mail the form to the District Attorney’s office, this will delay your case.

Accepted plea offers If the Court accepts the agreed upon plea bargain, the Court will notify you by mail of any fines, surcharges or other conditions related to your acceptance. The Court will also provide further instructions on how to pay fines or surcharges due.

Rejected plea offers The Court will notify you by mail of a future date.


If you have any questions, please call the Traffic Ticket helpline: 518-388-4397