Chemung County is one of several NY counties in the southwestern part of the state along the Pennsylvania border, in a part of New York called the Southern Tier. It is also part of the Finger Lakes Region. The name Chemung is derived from a Delaware Indian village whose name meant “big horn.” Famous author Mark Twain lived and worked in Chemung for many years.
Speeding tickets in Chemung County are very costly. Each carries huge fines and can result in between 3 and 11 points on one’s license, which can lead to even further penalties. Thankfully, those who hire an attorney have a good chance of fighting the underlying charges and reducing or eliminating such consequences.
New York Speeding Ticket Costs
Fines for speeding in Chemung County are typically $150 to $600. Those who give up and pay the ticket will also have to pay a state surcharge of $88 or $93. A speeding ticket that puts one’s point total at 6 or more means being charged an additional fine called the Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. The DRA is separate from the fine and costs $300 plus $75 for each additional point over six. Even worse, a speeding ticket conviction can raise insurance rates by hundreds of dollars.
Speeding Tickets Data from Chemung County NY
More than 4,800 speeding tickets were issued by police in Chemung County last year. This is 11% more tickets than in 2017. Approximately 14% of drivers ticketed for speeding in Chemung last year also received additional tickets for other violations. Most common among them (24%) were licensing violations, such as driving on an expired license. Driving while suspended was the next most common (14%) and followed by equipment violations (11%). Of those hit with speeding tickets in Chemung, 61% were New Yorkers, while the rest were from out of state. Drivers should watch diligently for State Troopers in Chemung County, who wrote 69% of speeding tickets in 2018. Another 24% came from county police.
Every driver should fight a Chemung County speeding ticket. Unfortunately, only about 3.8% of drivers were able to get their tickets dismissed in the county last year. Drivers who hire a skilled traffic ticket attorney have a far better chance of getting the ticket reduced to a lesser offense or beating the ticket altogether.
Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Chemung County, NY
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Chemung County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets
The Southern Tier Expressway (I-86) runs through Chemung County east-west near the Pennsylvania border, ending in Elmira at the edge of the county. The county is known for hosting national soaring/sailplane competitions, which it has done since 1930. There are several higher education institutions in Chemung, including Arnot Ogden School of Nursing, Corning Community College, Elmira College, and Elmira Business Institute, all of which means there are plenty of students on the road. The mix of tourists, students, locals, and through-traffic means police must be vigilant for those who might make the roads unsafe.
Hiring a Chemung County Speeding Ticket Lawyer
It is urgent that anyone ticketed for speeding fight the charge to avoid heavy fines, points, and insurance increases. An experienced traffic ticket attorney offers the best chance of keeping the fines and points to a minimum or beating the ticket altogether. Most people who hire an attorney do not even have to come to court themselves.
If you received a speeding ticket in Chemung County, contact Rosenblum Law. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Ashland, Baldwin, Big Flats, Catlin, Chemung, Elmira, Erin, Horseheads, Southport, Van Etten, and Veteran. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.