Speeding Tickets in Oswego County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Oswego

A prominent manufacturing center in New York State, Oswego County resides just north of Syracuse on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. The Tug Hill Plateau Nature Preserve extends into the eastern part of the county. The Salmon River Falls, a 110-foot waterfall, is a popular sightseeing destination in the northeastern portion of the county. Oswego is also known for its diverse, high-quality fishing areas. 

Wranglers in Oswego County who aren’t careful could catch themselves a speeding ticket. An Oswego County speeding ticket can be quite costly. Before sending all that money upstream, it would be wise to consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney who may be able to help reduce or eliminate the fine, points, and other consequences. 

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

The fine for a speeding ticket in NY can cost from $150 to $600, sometimes more. On top of the fine, drivers must pay a state surcharge of $88 or $93. When a traffic ticket brings a driver’s point total to 6 or more, he/she is charged a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. This adds no less than $300 to the total cost. Each point over 6 adds another $75 to the DRA. Once a speeding ticket is noticed by one’s auto insurance premiums, rates are almost guaranteed to rise by several hundred dollars per year.

A charge of speeding can and should be challenged. However, last year drivers were only able to beat 5% of speeding tickets in Oswego County. Most would fare better if they were to hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney who can assess the charges and develop a strategy to minimize the fine and points. 

Speeding Ticket Data from Oswego County, NY

Drivers in Oswego County received a total of 4,835 speeding tickets in 2022. This was a notable decrease from 2021, which could be a result of the county’s efforts to promote public road safety. New York State Police issued 73% of all speeding tickets, while county police and local law enforcement agencies issued 13.7% and 13.3%, respectively.

18% of drivers who received speeding tickets faced additional citations during the same traffic stop. The most frequent infractions were licensing violations. Motor vehicle inspection and registration violations were also common citations.

When it came to speeding violations, the most common days for drivers to be ticketed were Thursdays (15.9%), Fridays (15%), and Saturdays (15.1%). The lowest percentage of speeding tickets was issued to drivers on Sundays (11%).

Number of Speeding Tickets Issued in Oswego County (NY), 2013 – 2022

YearNumber of Speeding Tickets
20135,359
20146,319
20156,706
20166,369
20176,824
20185,374
20194,998
20205,274
20215,297
20224,835

Challenging a speeding charge is both possible and recommended. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that in Oswego County, drivers were successful in contesting only 6% of speeding tickets in 2022. 

Hiring a skilled traffic ticket attorney could improve a driver’s chances of getting a case dismissed or acquitted. An experienced attorney can thoroughly evaluate the charges, devise an effective legal strategy, and work to reduce both the fines and points associated with the violation.

Oswego County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Drivers can traverse Oswego County north-south via I-81, which connects the area to Watertown in Jefferson County and concludes at the Canadian border. U.S. Route 11 runs mostly parallel to I-81 and can carry drivers to/from as far south as Pennsylvania. Several NY routes run east and west through Oswego. From the moderately sized population (117,898), to college students attending SUNY Oswego, to tourism and thru-traffic, police in Oswego County must be diligent to ensure the roads are safe for everyone. 

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Hiring an Oswego County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A driver should never take the bait and pay a speeding ticket in Oswego County. In most cases, it makes far more sense to hire an experienced attorney to fight the underlying charges. An attorney can negotiate with prosecutors to potentially reduce the charges to a low- or no-point offense. This can mitigate or eliminate the possible impact on one’s insurance premiums. Most of the time, a driver who hires a NY traffic ticket attorney will not have to appear in court in person. Let Rosenblum Law help you with your speeding ticket matter in Oswego County. Our attorneys have represented clients in Oswego County for both traffic and criminal offenses, including those in Albion, Amboy, Boylston, Constantia, Fulton, Granby, Hannibal, Hastings, Mexico, Minetto, New Haven, Orwell, Oswego, Palermo, Parish, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel, Scriba, Volney, West Monroe, and Williamstown. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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