Practicing Law in Henrietta, NY
Henrietta, New York is one of two towns located on the 390 expressway directly between the Jeannie D. Michalski offices in Brighton and Avon. From our front door in Brighton it only takes 10 minutes to get to the Henrietta Town Court, and it’s only 15 minute from our office in Avon. As you can imagine, our attorneys practice in Henrietta Town Court regularly.
Henrietta Town Court has three justices, two of whom are attorneys with 30 years of experience, and a third justice who has 35 years of experience in law enforcement. This bench is extremely experienced, and that can go a long way toward defending the rights of the public. There is a full-time staff, and court is typically in session four nights a week to handle a full docket of cases. The types of cases heard in Henrietta Town Court are diverse, but to some extent they are dictated by the geography and demographics of the Town.
Henrietta is a major shopping destination in the Greater Rochester Area, and it sits on the intersection of the Interstate 90 / 390 corridor leading into Rochester from all points south. RIT is located in Henrietta, so in addition to the approximately 42,000 full-time town residents who patronize the businesses on Jefferson Road and at Marketplace Mall, you can add in 15,000 undergraduate students who, sometimes, find themselves in a bit of trouble. As a result of this mix of geography, retail sector businesses, and demographics, the attorneys at Jeannie D. Michalski are often called to help clients in Henrietta with DWI’s as well as petit larceny, grand larceny, and forged instrument cases.
Henrietta and RIT are also home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Jeannie D. Michalski has represented a number of deaf persons over the years, many of whom were either past or present students at NTID. Criminal cases pose special concerns for deaf persons, since law enforcement personnel do not typically know American Sign Language, and those with a limited understanding of ASL do not always appreciate that ASL is not the same as English. Automobile stops are already tense moments for police, since they do not know what to expect from the driver they have just pulled over. In those tense moments, sometimes the communication between a non-ASL communicating police officer and a deaf person can be strained. Rochester has one of the largest deaf (and thus probably Deaf) populations in the United States, but communications between law enforcement and deaf persons can still result in difficult encounters. At Jeannie D. Michalski, we encourage deaf persons facing charges in Henrietta or any other town to contact us using a video relay service. We can have an initial conversation using this free service, and if you would like to schedule a meeting, we can arrange to have a qualified interpreter present. We recognize that the deaf community is very small, and that it may be uncomfortable to have an interpreter present. For that reason, many of our deaf clients communicate with the attorneys at Jeannie D. Michalski using a video relay service, email, or a chat service. We will work to get you the legal advice you need in a manner that is the most comfortable for you.
Whether you are a resident of Henrietta, a student at NTID or one of the six other RIT colleges, or just a person who ran into some trouble while driving through the town, you can contact Jeannie D. Michalski at (585) 351-2500 for a free DWI, personal injury, or criminal case consultation. We are here to help, and we look forward to speaking with you.