The Town of Ramapo located in Rockland County New York is Rockland County’s largest geographically and most populous town. The Town covers more than 61 square miles and contains 12 villages most with Village Courts of their own. With a very diverse population, the Town Court in Ramapo is both busy and efficient. With major roads traversing through the town and low density of serious crimes, it would be fair to say that speeding violations are the bread and butter of the Ramapo Court, followed by other traffic violations such as tailgating, turn signal violations and stop signs.
Traffic misdemeanors (and felonies) such as DWI and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO) top the criminal calendar. Many of the traffic violations and traffic misdemeanors take place along such major roads as I-287, I-87, Rt 59 and the Palisades Parkway.
The Town had three Justices. Judges Arnold Etelson, Rhoda Schoenberger and Samuel Coleman. Judge Coleman recently retired, leaving the Town one judge short and the Court extremely busy. Expect crowded calendars and long lines on Court days. Experienced attorneys can often get you out quickly but without an attorney, expect to wait.