Wedged mostly between two of NY’s finger lakes, Seneca County is the sixth-least populated county in the state. What Seneca lacks in people it makes up for in wineries, with more than 100 establishments of various sizes. The county also sees some tourism, thanks to Sampson State Park, the Finger Lakes National Forest, and the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.
It would be unwise to pay a speeding ticket issued in Seneca County. The costs and penalties are often far greater than most realize. Instead, one should call an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to help get those penalties reduced or eliminated.
New York State Speeding Ticket Costs
Seneca County speeding ticket fines typically run from $150 to $600. In addition to the fine, each driver must pay a mandatory state surcharge of $88 or $93. 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. Finally, a driver is likely to see his/her insurance premiums go up by hundreds of dollars per month for 36 months or more after the ticket appears on the driving record.
Speeding Tickets Data from Seneca County NY
Police in Seneca County wrote 3,142 speeding tickets in 2018, just slightly more than the number written in 2017 (3,110). Almost 70% of speeding tickets were written by State Troopers last year. While New Yorkers received the most speeding tickets (72%), police also had their eyes on Canadian drivers, writing 2.6% of speeding tickets to them. Drivers would do well to watch their speeds on the weekend, as nearly one-third of speeding tickets were issued on Saturday and Sunday last year.
Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Senaca County, NY
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Drivers charged with speeding in Seneca County would be well advised to fight the ticket and either get it dismissed or reduced to a low-point/no-point violation. Less than 5% of drivers were able to get their speeding ticket dismissed in Seneca County courts last year. With such a high conviction rate, drivers should seek the help of a skilled attorney to avoid the worst consequences.
Seneca County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets
Seneca County is serviced east and west by the New York State Thruway (I-90) and U.S. Route 20, which run through the top quarter of the county. Drivers can take NY Route 96 north-south, which intersects with U.S. Route 20 before diverting west. The abundance of state parks and wineries ensures a steady flow of tourism, and the three major roadways supply substantial through-traffic. As such, police watch the roads diligently for speeding and other traffic infractions.
Hiring a Seneca County Speeding Ticket Lawyer
No one should approach a speeding ticket or other traffic violation lightly. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can evaluate the charges and offer a solid defense that will minimize the fines and points. The best part is that, in most cases, those who hire legal representation may not have to show up to court themselves.
Contact the Rosenblum Law Firm to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Seneca 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 Seneca County for both traffic and criminal matters including Covert, Fayette, Junius, Lodi, Ovid, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Tyre, Varick, and Waterloo. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.