Kristy Sprague

Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague

(518) 873-3335


7559 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, New York 12932

District Attorney’s Office: (518) 873-3335 Fax: (518) 873-3788

The Essex County District Attorney’s office is located in the basement of the Essex County Courthouse.

Vehicle and traffic charge request for reduction: Read this first, additional informationthe form.

Form for Filing with Secretary of State – Local Law No. 3 of 2016 (tethering law).

Animal Cruelty Tip Line: 1-844-4RE-SQME or 1-844-473-7763

Mission Statement

The ethical, constitutional and statutory mission of the Essex County District Attorney’s Office is to fairly, efficiently and effectively represent the People of the State of New York and the People of Essex County in all criminal proceedings. District Attorney Kristy Sprague and her staff work with the New York State Police, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Ticonderoga Police Department, the Lake Placid Police Department, the Moriah Police Department and the Saranac Lake Police Department as well as various other state and federal agencies to ensure that justice is sought, offenders are held accountable and the rights of victims are safeguarded. It will be the continuing mission of the Essex County District Attorney’s Office to use all reasonable and lawful resources to help detect, indict, arrest and convict those offenders who violate the criminal laws of New York State.

District Attorney Sprague is committed to safety and justice for almost 39,000 residents of the County community; consisting of eighteen towns and four villages. She and her staff handle all criminal proceedings in Essex County Court, Essex County Supreme Court and in the twenty local justice courts. This representation allows DA Sprague to ensure that the criminal laws of New York State are enforced efficiently, fairly and uniformly throughout our large geographic County.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office remains dedicated to strengthening relationships with law enforcement and the residents of the County. The DA and her staff realize that all victims deserve to be treated with compassion and respect and have the confidence their case will be handled fairly and effectively. DA Sprague is committed to fostering teamwork to ensure that our communities remain safe. All of our residents deserve safe neighborhoods where we can live our lives, raise our families and enjoy living in our beautiful North Country.

Legal Staff

Legal Staff & Contact Information

Michael Langey, First Assistant
Email Address: michael.langey@essexcountyny.gov

Kenneth P. Borden, Jr. Assistant District Attorney
Email Address: kenneth.borden@essexcountyny.gov

Carrie Daly, Assistant District Attorney
Email Address: carrie.daly@essexcountyny.gov

Kathrine Giovacco, Assistant District Attorney
Email Address: katherine.giovacco@essexcountyny.gov

Traffic Tickets

Traffic Tickets

CLEAR COPY OF YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET(S) –  If you have already returned your ticket(s) to the Court, you must contact the court to request a copy.  Please scan the tickets and upload one (1) file.

File Requirements
State Driving Record/History from DMV – Must be Official DMV Record (4safedriver and other third party site records not accepted)

  • New York State Licensed Drivers – www.dmv.ny.gov
  • Out of State Licensed Drivers – A copy from your state’s DMV
  • Quebec Applicants – a copy of your dossier de Conduite a la Société de l’assurance Automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) – www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca
  • Other Canadian Applicants – a copy of your driving record from the Ministry of Transportation

File Requirements
Supporting Documentation

Only submit supporting documentation if relative to your individual ticket that you received.

  • If you received a NO Inspection ticket, provide proof of your inspection. (Receipt from Inspection Station).
  • If you received a NO Insurance Ticket but had insurance at the time, provide proof of such. (A letter from your Insurance Agent stating you had full coverage on the date of the accident. Insurance cards will not be accepted.)
  • If  you received a NO Registration ticket, provide proof from the DMV of your registration.

Traffic Ticket Information

The Essex County District Attorney has added new options for motorists charged with certain non-serious traffic violations to resolve the matter. In addition to the options below, you may pled “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” directly through the court system.

If you have any questions please contact Advent.

Traffic Diversion Program Traffic Reduction Program

The following offenses are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Traffic Diversion Program:

  • VTL§ 319 (1)
  • VTL§ 511 – any
  • VTL§ 600 (1) OR VTL § 1144
  • VTL§ 1174
  • VTL§ 1180B – 20 and over
  • VTL§ 1180C
  • VTL§ 1180 D – 20 and over
  • VTL§ 1180F
  • VTL§ 1192 – any
  • VTL§ 1212
  • VTL§ 1225-D (1) & VTL § 1225-C (2)
  • VTL§ 1144 B

Online Application Coming Soon.

As far as the Traffic Reduction Program the following are NOT ELIGIBLE:

  • VTL§ 511 – Any
  • VTL§ 1144
  • VTL§ 1174
  • VTL§ 1192
  • VTL§ 1212
  • VTL§ 1180 D > 20 & VTL 1180 F – Is eligible for reduction but must take a Certified Driver’s Safety Course & submit Certificate of completion of course.

Online Application Coming Soon.