“I have your back”
DWI Attorney P. Adam Militello, Esq. regularly appears in Gates Town Court to represent clients on drunk driving and other criminal charges. Our clients are not always residents of Gates; more often they are people passing through as they make their way across town. It may be because the Town of Gates has its own police department, or because it is located in the middle of Monroe County, or perhaps because it sits at the 390/490 interchange where State Troopers often sit, but the high level of traffic enforcement means a large caseload for the court.
Fortunately for the people who have to appear in this court, you will not find a judge anywhere who is more thoughtful or kind than either of the judges in this court. Being arrested is extremely stressful, but being in this court is not. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Gates is centrally located in Monroe County, just west of the City of Rochester and south of the Town of Greece. It takes less than 20 minutes to get from our office to Gates Town Court.
Gates Town Court has two justices and five clerks who process the thousands of cases that pass through the courthouse every year. Gates also has a full-time police department that participates in Monroe County’s STOP DWI program as well as coordinated local narcotics task force operations.
Since the majority of cases that come through our doors from Gates are the result of traffic stops, we ask our clients to remember that they have the right to remain silent, and that right begins as soon as a police cruiser pulls you over.
If you are stopped by a police officer in Gates or any other town, you can ask to speak with your lawyer and dial (585) 485-0025 – BEFORE – you do anything other than hand the police officer your license and registration. You do not need to tell a police officer anything - not whether you have been drinking, or whether you have any illegal drugs or weapons in the car. If you volunteer any information to police at all, whether it is that you have just “had a couple drinks” at a friends house, or that you are just coming home from a night out with friends, the information you offer can be used against you in a court of law – and it probably will.
If you or somebody you love is facing a DWI charge in Gates Town Court, call us at (585) 485-0025. The phone call is free, and we can help.