Despite its name, Allegany County does not lie along the Allegheny River. Instead, the Genesee River cuts through the center of the county, providing a great resource for canoeing, fishing, and other watersports. Although the county is largely rural, it is home to several colleges, including Alfred University, Alfred State College, and Houghton College.
Drivers should never pay a speeding ticket issued in Allegany County. The hidden costs and penalties that come with a conviction can shock many unsuspecting individuals. These penalties could be avoided by calling an experienced traffic ticket lawyer who can beat or reduce the charge.
New York State Speeding Ticket Costs
A driver charged with speeding in NY can expect a fine of $150 to $600 in most cases. What most don’t expect is the mandatory state surcharge of $88 or $93 that comes with each offense. In addition, if the ticket puts the total number of points on the license at 6 or more, the driver will be charged a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee by the DMV. The DRA is a separate fine and costs $300 for the first 6 points and $75 for each additional point. Once the speeding ticket appears on the driver’s record, his/her auto insurer is likely to raise rates by hundreds of dollars per month for several years.
Speeding Tickets Data from Allegany County NY
Drivers in Allegany County received 2,750 speeding tickets in 2018, which is about 22% of all traffic tickets issued in the county that year. Among those who received speeding tickets, almost 12% also received additional citations for other offenses at the same time. The most common was for licensing violations, such as driving out of class (25%), followed by driving on a suspended license (12%) and unsafe lane change (9%). Friday was the worst time to be speeding in Allegany County last year, as 17% of all such tickets were issued that day. It is followed by Saturday (16%) and Thursday (15%). More than 40% of drivers ticketed for speeding in the county were from out of state.
Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Allegany County, NY
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In order to avoid the worst consequences, drivers hit with speeding tickets in Allegany County must fight the ticket and either get it dismissed or reduced to a low-point/no-point violation. Less than 8% of drivers were able to get their speeding ticket dismissed in New York State last year. With such a high conviction rate, drivers should seek the help of a skilled attorney.
Allegany County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets
Located near the New York-Pennsylvania border, traffic in Allegany County is served by I-86/The Southern Tier Expressway, which takes vehicles east and west. Drivers can also take NY Route 19 south from Wyoming County south to NY Route 417 in the town of Wellsville (and reverse). The close proximity to Pennsylvania, combined with the abundance of higher education institutions, and popular vacation spots contribute to the high number of out-of-state drivers getting tagged for speeding in Allegany. This also keeps police on their toes as they watch the roads for those who might make them unsafe.
Hiring an Allegany County Speeding Ticket Lawyer
Paying a speeding ticket in Allegany County will not “make it go away.” Rather, it will bring on all the costs and consequences. Anyone charged with speeding needs the help of an experienced traffic ticket attorney. An attorney offers the best chance of reducing or beating the ticket and thus avoiding the worst penalties. The best part is that, in most cases, those who hire legal representation may not have to show up to court themselves.Contact Rosenblum Law to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Allegany County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorneys fight on your behalf. Our attorneys have represented clients in all the courts in Allegany County for both traffic and criminal matters including Alfred, Allen, Alma, Almond, Amity, Andover, Angelica, Belfast, Birdsall, Bolivar, Burns, Caneadea, Centerville, Clarksville, Cuba, Friendship, Genesee, Granger, Grove, Hume, Independence, New Hudson, Rushford, Scio, Ward, Wellsville, West Almond, Willing, and Wirt. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.