Speeding Tickets in Cortland County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Cortland

Midway between Syracuse and Binghamton, Cortland County is a predominantly rural part of New York State. In addition to a thriving agricultural industry, the county is reliant on manufacturing and other industrial businesses, such as CNC milling. Cortland is one of NY’s smaller counties, both in terms of population (47,823) and area (502 square miles). It sits in a portion of the state near both the Southern Tier and Central New York. Still, it has only a few major roadways in and out of the state, which police watch aggressively for speeding and other infractions. Drivers who get speeding tickets in Cortland County should consult with a traffic ticket attorney to determine if and how they can beat the fines and other penalties. 

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

The fines for speeding in Cortland County are usually between $150 to $600. In addition to the fine, drivers must pay a mandatory state surcharge of $88 or $93. A DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee will also be tacked on to any driver who accrues 6 or more points on his/her license. A DRA costs $300 plus an additional $75 for each point over six. On top of this, insurance premiums are likely to increase following a conviction for speeding, costing hundreds more per year. Altogether, this can bring the total cost of a speeding ticket to well over $1,000 in some cases.

Speeding Tickets Data from Cortland County, NY

Drivers received 6,157 speeding tickets in Cortland County in 2018. This may seem like a small figure, but when taking into account the amount of vehicle traffic the county sees, it’s actually quite significant. Cortland County actually saw the fifth-most speeding tickets per 1,000 vehicle miles traveled (VMT). This means every driver who enters Cortland County is 2.5 times more likely to get a speeding ticket than in Manhattan. More than a third (35%) of Cortland County speeding tickets were issued on the weekend last year. Another 16% were written on Fridays. One-in-ten drivers who got speeding tickets last year were also issued additional tickets during the same traffic stops. Almost a quarter was for licensing violations, such as driving on an expired license. Another 14% were for driving on a suspended license

It can be difficult to beat speeding tickets in Cortland County. Only 4.3% of drivers got tickets dismissed last year. That’s why every driver should hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney to help with a speeding ticket. An attorney can negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the charge, potentially lowering the fine and points while avoiding other possible penalties.

Cortland County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Corland County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 6,499
2010 6,706
2011 6,622
2012 5,239
2013 5,827
2014 5,401
2015 5,584
2016 7,375
2017 6,659
2018 6,157

Cortland County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

With barely over 1.5 million vehicle miles logged in the county last year, Cortland County is one of the least trafficked counties in New York. Still, it does get a fair number of tourists to some of its many annual festivals, such as the Bluegrass Ramble in the summer and the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest in autumn. Thru-traffic often enters Cortland via I-81 and U.S. Route 11. In addition to those attending SUNY Cortland, many students visit the county from nearby colleges; Cornell University, Syracuse University, SUNY Binghamton and Ithaca College are all within a 45-minute drive of the county. The proportion of tickets to vehicle traffic means speeders stand out to police are very likely to get ticketed. 

Hiring a Cortland County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Rather than accept the fines, points, and insurance increase that comes with a speeding ticket, every driver should consult with an attorney. In many cases, it may be possible to get the charges reduced or dropped. Even better, when a person hires an attorney he/she may not have to show up to court themselves.

Contact Rosenblum Law to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Cortland County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorney’s fight to reduce the penalties. Our attorneys have represented clients in Cortland County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those from Cincinnatus, Cortland (city), Cortlandville, Cuyler, Freetown, Harford, Homer, Lapeer, Marathon, Preble, Scott, Solon, Taylor, Truxton, Virgil, and Willet. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Schenectady County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Schenectady

Schenectady County is considered part of the Albany metro area. The city of Schenectady is just 15 miles from the state capitol. General Electric was founded in the county and maintains major administrative offices there. Other major corporations, like Price Chopper Supermarkets, are headquartered in Schenectady.

Schenectady County is also a major arts and entertainment center in Upstate New York. The combination of business and culture means throngs of people live and work in the area. As such, Schenectady is the seventh-most population-dense NY county, after the boroughs of NYC. As such, police are vigilant for speeding and other driving infractions. Any ticketed for speeding in Schenectady County should contact an experienced traffic ticket attorney who can help reduce or eliminate the points and fines. 

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Fines for speeding in Schenectady can range from $150 to $600—but this is not the final cost. A mandatory state surcharge of $88 or $93 also applies. Another cost kicks in when a driver reaches 6 or more points on his/her license: the DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. This is a separate fine paid directly to the DMV which costs $300 plus an additional $75 for each point over six. Drivers are also likely to pay several hundred dollars more per year following a speeding ticket conviction.

Speeding Tickets Data from Schenectady County, NY

Police wrote 6,560 speeding tickets in Schenectady County in 2018. While this is a lot, it is 11% fewer tickets than were issued in 2017. Moreover, its more than a third fewer tickets than were issued in 2009, the earliest data available from the DMV. Speeding tickets were distributed fairly consistently most days of the week in 2018, but Tuesday and Wednesday were slightly lighter days. August and September were the busiest months for speeding tickets in Schenectady last year, accounting for more than 20% of all tickets for the year. Nearly two-thirds of speeding tickets (63%) were issued by State Troopers. 

Schenectady County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Schenectady County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 10,389
2010 8,138
2011 7,706
2012 7,697
2013 7,841
2014 6,888
2015 7,604
2016 8,288
2017 7,344
2018 6,560

Drivers charged with speeding in Schenectady County should take the ticket to court. Be warned, however, that only about 5% of drivers were successful in beating a speeding ticket last year. However, with the help of a NY traffic ticket attorney, a driver has a good chance of successfully negotiating with prosecutors to reduce the charge, potentially lowering the fine, as well as avoiding points. This, in turn, can prevent a hike in insurance rates and reduce the risk of a DRA fee.

Schenectady County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Schenectady County sits at a crossroads for several major highways. The New York State Thruway (I-90) runs diagonally, northwest-southeast, through the county. Drivers can take I-88 from the city of Schenectady to I-81 in Binghamton. The local I-890 is an alternative to the Thruway, which bypasses the city and its suburbs to the southwest. Drivers can also take U.S. Route 20, which cuts through Schenectady on its path from Massachusetts to Buffalo

Schenectady County is known throughout the state for its unique cultural venues and offerings. The county is home to the historic Proctors Theatre and other community theaters, as well as numerous, art galleries, museums, and historic sites. The heavily trafficked county means police are extra vigilant for speeding and other infractions by drivers from Schenectady as well as neighboring counties. 

Hiring a Schenectady County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Any driver would be well advised to consult with an attorney to help fight a Schenectady County speeding ticket. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can evaluate the details of the case and offer a solid defense with the best chance of getting the charges dropped or reduced. Even better, when a person hires an attorney, he/she may not have to show up to court in person.Contact Rosenblum Law to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Schenectady 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 Schenectady County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those from the city of Schenectady, Duanesburg, Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown, and Rotterdam. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Putnam County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Putnam

Located about an hour north of Times Square, Putnam County is increasingly considered part of Downstate New York. It is located in the southeastern part of New York, bordered on the left by the Hudson River and Connecticut to the west. Based on recent data, it ranks as the second most affluent county in New York State (after Nassau County and above Suffolk County), and the 21st most affluent in the U.S. Putnam is also the third-smallest NY county by land area, excluding those which comprise NYC

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

New York State speeding tickets can be shockingly expensive. Fines often run between $150 to $600, but in some instances can go much higher. Each ticket also comes with a mandatory NYS surcharge of $88 or $93. There’s also a possible DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. The DRA is a separate fine charged to drivers who reach 6 or more points on their license in 18 months. It costs $300 for the first 6 points. Each point over 6 adds another $75. Any driver who pays a speeding ticket can also expect his/her insurance rates to go up by several hundred dollars per year. 

Speeding Tickets Data from Putnam County, NY

In 2018, more than 8,400 drivers were charged with speeding in Putnam County. This is just slightly higher than the number of drivers ticketed in 2017. About one-third of drivers ticketed in the county were from outside New York State. Drivers in Putnam County were most often ticketed on Saturdays last year. State police issued about 72% of all speeding tickets in the county. 

Putnam County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Putnam County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 11,367
2010 9,402
2011 8,897
2012 8,312
2013 7,746
2014 6,594
2015 7,166
2016 9,198
2017 8,354
2018 8,411

Drivers charged with speeding in Putnam County can choose to fight the charge and either win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. This can be difficult, and only about 10% of drivers were successful in beating speeding tickets in the county last year. As such, drivers will likely need the help of a skilled attorney to avoid getting convicted.

Putnam County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Two interstate highways run through Putnam County: I-84 traverses east-west and connects to the southbound I-684, which takes drivers into Connecticut. In addition, the Taconic State Parkway takes drivers north-south through the center of the county. U.S. 9 runs north-south in the western part of the county.

Chuang Yen Monastery, home to the largest Buddha statue in the Western Hemisphere (and only library in the U.S. specializing in Buddhist history), is a popular attraction in Putnam County. Drivers also visit Putnam to enjoy Clarence Fahnestock State Park, a 14,000-acre park with trails for walking and hiking. Winter attracts tourists to Thunder Ridge Ski Area, a small ski resort located in the Town of Patterson.

Putnam County’s many highways and tourist attractions mean police are always on alert for those who may be making the roads unsafe, including speeding and other violations. 

Hiring a Putnam County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Paying a speeding ticket can cost hundreds of dollars more than most drivers expect. At the same time, failing to respond to the ticket in a timely manner can result in a loss of one’s driving privileges. Thus, it is always best to fight the ticket. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can analyze the case and provide a defense with the best chance of reducing the fines and points. In almost all cases, a person who hires an attorney will not be required to come to court.

If you received a speeding ticket in Putnam County, contact Rosenblum Law. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, and Southeast. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Jefferson County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Suffolk

Jefferson County is located in the northern tier of New York State where the St. Lawrence River exits Lake Ontario. The county has a population of 111,755 spread across 1,269 square miles of land (another 589 square miles of water are also considered part of the county). It is the fourth-largest county in New York by total area. Jefferson County is one of several NY counties that border Ontario, Canada and is a major border crossing point. That means police actively watch for suspicious activity and traffic violations by drivers from both the U.S. and Canada.

Fort Drum, a training center for reserve forces and the New York Army National Guard, is located in Jefferson County. The fort trains about 80,000 troops each year. 

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

Jefferson County speeding tickets can be very costly. Most fines run between $150 to $600, although higher fines are possible. In addition, drivers are required to pay a NYS surcharge of $88 (in Watertown) or $93 (anywhere else in the county). One can also be charged a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee if the speeding ticket results in 6 or more points being assessed on the license. A DRA costs $300 plus $75 for each point over 6. Drivers can also expect their auto insurance rates to go up by several hundred dollars per year after paying a speeding ticket. 

Speeding Ticket Data from Jefferson County, NY

The number of speeding tickets issued by police in Jefferson County fluctuates from year to year. In 2018, drivers received 10,240 speeding tickets. This slightly below the 10-year peak of 11,107 seen in 2015. However, the proportion of traffic tickets that go to speeders has been rising steadily each year, from 29.4% in 2009 to 37.2% in 2018. Canadian drivers visiting Jefferson County received 18.8% of speeding tickets issued last year. New Yorkers made up 42.5% of drivers ticketed for speeding and the remainder went to drivers from other U.S. states. 

Traffic courts in Jefferson County can be tough on drivers. Only 2.5% of drivers were able to beat their speeding ticket in 2018. Plea bargains—meaning negotiating the ticket down to a lesser charge—is possible but difficult. In fact, more than half of drivers (53.7%) are convicted of the ticket they are issued. Drivers need to hire a traffic ticket attorney in Jefferson County to maximize their chances of beating a ticket or getting it reduced to a lesser offense. 

 

Suffolk County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Jefferson County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 10,355
2010 9,544
2011 8,236
2012 7,064
2013 7,468
2014 11,040
2015 11,107
2016 9,522
2017 9,043
2018 10,240

Jefferson County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Drivers heading north toward Canada through Jefferson County take I-81, which ends at the Thousand Island Bridge border crossing. The auxiliary highway I-781 extends from I-81 and stretches east toward Fort Drum, acting as the primary corridor in and out of the base. It stretches just east of Fort Drum to connect to U.S. Route 11, which moves north-south through Jefferson County, connecting it to Oswego County (south) and St. Lawrence County (north). 

In addition to being a through-point into Canada, Jefferson County also attracts visitors to its 15 state parks, most of which offer scenic views of Lake Ontario or the Thousand Islands. There are also nine state forests, which offer 16,000 acres of outdoor recreation activities.

State Troopers nab the majority of speeders in Jefferson County. The abundance of visitors and thru-traffic, be they heading to/from Canada or other parts the U.S., means police are mindful of those who may be making the roads unsafe. 

Hiring a Jefferson County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

It is a bad idea just to accept the fines, points, and insurance increase that can come with a speeding ticket in Jefferson County. Drivers can and should fight the charge and possibly win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can evaluate the facts of the case and develop a defense with the best chance of reducing the fines and points. For most speeding ticket matters, a person who hires an attorney is not required to come to court in person—a huge benefit for drivers from Canada or even just distant parts of New York State. 

If you received a speeding ticket in Jefferson County, contact Rosenblum Law. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Adams, Alexandria, Antwerp, Brownville, Cape Vincent, Champion, Clayton, Ellisburg, Henderson, Hounsfield, Le Ray, Lorraine, Lyme, Orleans, Pamelia, Philadelphia, Rodman, Rutland, Theresa, Watertown, Wilna, and Worth. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Niagara County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Niagara

Niagara County is home to the U.S. portion of Niagara Falls and is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. It sits at the north of the westernmost portion of New York State and shares a border with Ontario, Canada. Although the county technically encompasses 1,140 square miles, only 522 square miles of that area is land. New Yorkers come from every county to visit Niagara Falls and other tourist attractions in the area.  

But drivers should be mindful of local cops: they can and will ticket visitors and residents of the county for speeding. Rather than pay a Niagara County speeding ticket, drivers should call an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to help get the penalties reduced or eliminated.

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Paying a speeding ticket can result in far greater costs than most realize. Fines of $150 to $600 are common, but are not the final price one will pay. Each ticket also comes with a mandatory state surcharge ($88 or $93). If the ticket puts the total number of points on the license at 6 or more, a driver will have to pay a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee of $300 plus $75 for each point over 6. Then there is the increase in insurance premiums, which can cost hundreds of dollars and which typically last for 36 months or more.

Speeding Tickets Data from Niagara County, NY

About a quarter of all tickets issued in Niagara County any given year are speeding tickets. In 2018, police wrote 10,461 speeding tickets in the county. This is up slightly from 2017, in which 10,219 tickets were written. While men still got the most speeding tickets, women received a higher than normal proportion in Niagara County in 2018, taking home 41% (the average proportion is 35% statewide). Weekdays were the busiest time for speeding tickets, especially Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. By contrast, weekends saw fewer drivers getting tickets. Almost 90% of speeding tickets in Niagara County went to New Yorkers, but Canadians received about 3.2%. Drivers in Niagara County should be particularly careful around school zones, as nearly 1-in-10 speeding tickets was a school zone speeding ticket in 2018. This is one of the highest percentages of school zone tickets in the state.

Niagara County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Niagara County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 9,548
2010 11,024
2011 11,354
2012 11,524
2013 9,567
2014 10,787
2015 11,854
2016 11,932
2017 10,129
2018 10,461

Drivers cited for speeding in Niagara County would be well advised to fight the ticket. But they should not do so without help—only 8.8% were able to beat a speeding ticket last year. Those odds would be better with the aid of a skilled traffic ticket attorney. An attorney offers the best chance to either get the ticket dismissed or reduced to a low-point/no-point violation. 

Niagara County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Niagara Falls and other attractions draw crowds to Niagara County year-round. The county also gets a lot of vehicle traffic from students attending nearby colleges, including Niagara University as well as those visiting from neighboring counties. Its location at the northwestern tip of New York State means it does not get much through traffic besides those heading to or coming from Canada. The I-190 connects Niagara County to points south. It meets with I-90 in the southern part of the county, which provides an express route to Buffalo. The LaSalle Expressway takes drivers east and west, going as far as Buffalo and Tonawanda. 

While State Troopers watch the highways closely, it is the local police who issue the most speeding tickets in Niagara County (48.6%); only Erie County and Rensselaer County had a higher proportion of local police-issued speeding tickets. 

Hiring a Niagara County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

No one should approach a speeding ticket lightly. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can evaluate the facts of the case and offer a solid defense that will minimize the fines and points. As a bonus, in most cases, those who hire legal representation may not have to show up to court themselves—a boon for tourists (especially Canadian visitors) who would otherwise have to return all the way to the county to fight the ticket. 

Contact Rosenblum Law to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Niagara 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 Niagara County for both traffic and criminal matters including Cambria, Hartland, Lewiston, Lockport, Newfane, Niagara, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Pendleton, Porter, Royalton, Somerset, Wheatfield, and Wilson. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Oneida County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Oneida

With a population of 230,163, Saratoga County is the fastest-growing county in Upstate NY. It is considered part of the Capital District metro area around the city of Albany. Its rapid growth is partly contributed to its rapid rise as a center for advanced technology hardware development. The county is also known for the Saratoga Race Course, a 150-year-old thoroughbred race track. Saratoga County serves as the southern gateway to the Adirondack Park, the largest park in the continental U.S. 

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

Saratoga County speeding tickets can be very expensive. A typical fine can cost between $150 to $600, sometimes more. In addition, drivers are required to pay a NYS surcharge of $88 or $93. There’s also a possible DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee, which applies whenever a driver reaches 6 or more points on his/her license (Note: A single speeding ticket for going 21 mph over the limit is worth 6 points alone). A DRA costs $300 plus $75 for each point over 6. Drivers can also expect their auto insurance rates to go up by several hundred dollars per year after paying a speeding ticket. 

Speeding Ticket Data from Saratoga County, NY

Despite its rapidly rising population, speeding tickets in Saratoga County have been trending down. In 2018, drivers received 10,551 speeding tickets in Saratoga County. This is a 17% decline from the number of speeding tickets issued in 2017 and a 30% drop from the number written in 2009, the earliest year for which data was available. As is the case in most of the state, the majority of those ticketed for speeding were men (62.7%). Police were most aggressive in ticketing drivers during the months of June (1,133 tickets) and September (1,079 tickets) that year.  
Of those who got speeding tickets in 2018, only 4.2% were able to beat the ticket in court. That’s why drivers should hire a skilled traffic ticket attorney to help them with any speeding ticket matter. An attorney can negotiate to reduce the ticket to a lesser offense that will carry fewer or no points and have a minimal (if any) impact on one’s insurance rates.

Oneida County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Oneida County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 13,006
2010 11,903
2011 10,258
2012 10,186
2013 10,293
2014 10,973
2015 11,894
2016 12,254
2017 12,155
2018 10,551

Oneida County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Visitors come to Oneida County year-round. In the warmer months, they enjoy its miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as the beaches along Oneida Lake. In the winter, tourists come for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The county also hosts a number of students attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Utica College. Drivers heading into or through Oneida County often take I-90, which cuts through the southern third of the county just north of Utica and south of Rome. Police watch I-90 and other major roadways in the county with an eye on students, tourists and locals alike to ensure that traffic laws are obeyed. 

Hiring an Oneida County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Never give up and pay a speeding ticket in Oneida County. It is far better to hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney. An attorney offers the best possible chance of beating a ticket or getting it reduced to a lesser offense. In most cases involving speeding, an attorney can appear in lieu of the client, meaning the driver does not have to appear in person. Contact Rosenblum Law for help with your speeding ticket matter in Oneida 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 Oneida County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those in Annsville, Augusta, Ava, Boonville, Bridgewater, Camden, Deerfield, Florence, Floyd, Forestport, Kirkland, Lee, Marcy, Marshall, New Hartford, Paris, Remsen, Rome, Sangerfield, Sherrill, Steuben, Trenton, Utica, Vernon, Verona, Vienna, Western, Westmoreland, and Whitestown. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Columbia County, NY

Among the more sparsely populated counties in New York State, Columbia County boasts a population of just 59,916 spread across 636 square miles. It is one of several NY counties bordered by the Hudson River on the west and Massachusetts on the east. The region is dotted with small towns and copious farmland. Local farms provide the area with fresh meat, eggs, herbs, and produce. As such, Columbia County is a hidden gem for foodies in New York and neighboring Massachusetts. 

Drivers should avoid eating the cost of a speeding ticket issued in Columbia County, however. Most NY speeding tickets are far more expensive than they may seem at first glance. Instead, one should consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney to determine the best chance of beating the fine, points, and other consequences that come with a conviction. 

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Speeding tickets in Columbia County can vary in cost, but most run between $150 and $600. A mandatory state surcharge of $88 or $93 applies as well. If the driver pays the ticket (or is convicted in court) between 3 and 11 points will be assessed on his/her license. Whenever a traffic ticket brings one’s point total to 6 or more, an additional fee called a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) is charged to the driver. This is a separate fine that is paid directly to the DMV and costs $300 for the first 6 points plus $75 for each additional point. A speeding ticket conviction also nearly ensures one’s insurance rates will go up by several hundred dollars per year.

Speeding Ticket Data from Columbia County, NY

Despite its low population density, Columbia County issued an uncommonly high amount of speeding tickets in 2018. Police issued the most speeding tickets per vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the county by a notable margin: 5.294 tickets per 1,000 VMT. The county’s 10,746 speeding tickets represent a 25% increase from the number of speeding tickets issued in previous years. In fact, in 2018, law enforcement in Columbia County wrote more speeding tickets than it had in the past 10 years. 

Friday was the worst day to be speeding in Columbia County in 2018; nearly 23% of speeding tickets were written on Friday. Police were also active on the weekends, writing 16.8% and 19.8% of speeding tickets on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. 

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Columbia County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 9,746
2010 10,539
2011 10,645
2012 9,120
2013 8,020
2014 8,025
2015 8,692
2016 8,989
2017 8,581
2018 10,746

Columbia County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Two limited-access highways run through Columbia County. The Taconic State Parkway moves north and south through the center of the county. It ends at an interchange with I-90 to the north. Columbia is the west-most county on the I-90, which has just two exits within the county; one for the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Chatham, and for N.Y. Route 22 in Canaan. Travel through the county is also serviced by U.S. Route 9, N.Y. Route 23 and N.Y. Route 22.

Police are highly active on Columbia County’s highways, watching for both tourists and those passing through to other areas of New York. Drivers coming from Massachusetts and other nearby states are likely to catch the eye of police when speeding; 30% of Columbia County speeding tickets in 2018 went to drivers from out of state

Hiring a Columbia County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Drivers ticketed for speeding in Columbia County should consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney before paying a speeding ticket. In most cases, an attorney can negotiate with prosecutors to get the ticket reduced to a low- or no-point offense that won’t impact one’s insurance premiums. In many cases, a driver who hires a NY traffic ticket attorney may not have to appear in person—a huge relief to out-of-state drivers. Contact Rosenblum Law for help with your speeding ticket matter in Columbia 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 Columbia County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those in Ancram, Austerlitz, Canaan, Chatham, Claverack, Clermont, Copake, Gallatin, Germantown, Ghent, Greenport, Hillsdale, Hudson, Kinderhook, Livingston, New Lebanon, Stockport, Stuyvesant, and Taghkanic. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Sullivan County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Sullivan

The Delaware River marks part of the western border between the state of Pennsylvania and Sullivan County in New York. With a population of 75,498, Sullivan County is in the Catskill Mountains, about 70 miles northwest of New York City. Its northeastern corner is within the Catskill Park. The highest peak is Beech Mountain, just across from Ulster County, which is 3,118 feet above sea level. 

Drivers charged with speeding in Sullivan County can choose to fight the charges against them and either win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. This is often difficult for drivers to do on their own, so it is always worth it to hire a skilled attorney to avoid getting convicted.

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

Sullivan County speeding tickets, like those issued in any part of New York, are very expensive. Fines can cost between $150 to $600, sometimes more. In addition, a driver must pay a NYS surcharge of $88 or $93. There’s also a possible DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fee. This is a separate fine charged to drivers who reach 6 or more points on their license. A DRA costs $300. Each point over 6 adds another $75. Drivers can also expect their auto insurance rates to go up by several hundred dollars per year upon conviction for speeding. 

Speeding Ticket Data from Sullivan County, NY

Police in Sullivan County wrote 10,859 speeding tickets in 2018, which was just over 40% of all tickets issued to drivers that year. The total number of speeding tickets written in Sullivan County rose 18% over 2009, the earliest year for which data was available. Still, this is 9% less than the county’s peak of 11,948 in 2016. About 25% of drivers who are ticketed for speeding in Sullivan County live out of state

Sullivan County Graph Speeding Ticket

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Sullivan County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 9,165
2010 9,715
2011 8,912
2012 7,689
2013 8,861
2014 7,854
2015 8,784
2016 11,948
2017 10,119
2018 10,859

Only 3.4% of drivers were able to win a dismissal of their speeding ticket in Sullivan County in 2018. Thankfully, traffic courts in Sullivan County allow drivers to negotiate speeding tickets—i.e. plea bargain—to reduce them to lesser offenses. But not all prosecutors are willing to negotiate and not all drivers will get a good deal if they try. Those who hire a skilled traffic ticket attorney are far more likely to win the cooperation of prosecutors and reduce their speeding ticket to a lesser offense with few or no points. 

Sullivan County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Since the 19th century, Sullivan County has been a popular vacation spot. Like other counties located among the Catskills, Sullivan County offers mountain climbing, boating, and other outdoor activities. The Monticello Raceway also attracts many visitors. The majority of tourism occurs in the summer months. 

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The site of the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 was in Sullivan County. The site is now called the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and showcases a museum of the 60s and holds many concerts and other events. Other cultural destinations in the county include the CAS Arts Center, the NaCl Theatre, and the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). Sullivan County’s ample tourism combined with its lack of interstate highways means police vigilantly watch the local and county roads for speeding and other traffic violations. 

Hiring a Sullivan County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

There’s no reason for a driver to accept the fines, points, and insurance increase that can come with a speeding ticket in Sullivan County. Drivers can and should fight the charge and possibly win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. An experienced traffic defense attorney can provide a solid defense based on the facts of the case, potentially reducing the fines and points. For most speeding ticket matters, a person who hires an attorney is not required to come to court in person. If you received a speeding ticket in Sullivan County, contact Rosenblum Law. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Bethel, Callicoon, Cochecton, Delaware, Fallsburg, Forestburgh, Fremont, Highland, Liberty, Lumberland, Mamakating, Neversink, Rockland, Thompson, and Tusten. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Chautauqua County, NY

Chautauqua County is the westernmost county in New York State. It’s bordered by Lake Erie to the north and Pennsylvania to the west and south. The county was once known as the Furniture Capital of the World. It is also the birthplace of several famous people, including Lucille Ball and 90s singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant. 

Drivers who have been issued a speeding ticket in Chautauqua County should not pay it! Instead, call an experienced traffic ticket attorney to help avoid the costs, points, and other consequences that come with a conviction.

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

A speeding ticket in Chautauqua County varies in cost but typically runs between $150 and $600. A mandatory state surcharge of $88 (if ticketed in Jamestown or Dunkirk) or $93 (in any other part of the county) is added to each ticket. A conviction for speeding in Chautauqua means the driver can have between 3 and 11 points assessed on his/her license. If the ticket brings the point total to 6 or more, the driver will have to pay an additional fee called a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). This is separate from the fine and surcharge and is paid directly to the DMV. A DRA costs $300 for the first 6 points and an additional $75 for each point over 6. In addition, a speeding ticket conviction nearly ensures one’s insurance rates will go up, often by several hundred dollars per year.

Speeding Ticket Data from Chautauqua County, NY

Drivers in Chautauqua County were issued 14,490 speeding tickets in 2018. Speeding tickets made up more than 40% of all tickets issued that year, the largest proportion of any NY county. The majority of those tickets when to drivers from out-of-state. Only 46.7% of speeding tickets in Chautauqua County went to drivers licensed in New York. The rest was split among drivers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New England (22.8%) as well as states to the west or south of New York (24.1%). The remaining 3.2% went to Canadian drivers. 

Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Chautauqua County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 15,461
2010 14,762
2011 12,890
2012 12,525
2013 14,650
2014 15,721
2015 16,430
2016 14,945
2017 13,863
2018 14,490

Drivers in Chautauqua County had one of the highest conviction rates for speeding tickets in the state in 2018; just 3.2% of drivers were able to get their tickets dismissed or get acquitted by a judge. This is a smaller percentage than is often seen in New York City. Still, many drivers are able to negotiate speeding tickets down to lesser offenses, such as parking tickets, that won’t impact their insurance rates. However, this usually requires the help of a skilled traffic ticket attorney. 

Chautauqua County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

With a population of 127,000 people, Chautauqua County is near the median for county populations in New York. The two largest highways in the county are I-86/NY 17/Southern Tier Expressway and the New York Thruway (I-90). The county’s low population density and the absence of any major four-year colleges means visitors and those passing through the state stand out more to police. This, plus its proximity to the Canadian border and the fact that it shares a border with another state (Pennsylvania) is a major contributor to its high level of out-of-state drivers ticketed for speeding. 

Hiring a Chautauqua County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Drivers ticketed for speeding in Chautauqua County should strongly consider hiring an experienced traffic ticket attorney. In most cases, an attorney can attend the pretrial conference and, if necessary, the trial on behalf of the driver, so he/she may not have to appear in person. This is especially beneficial for drivers from out of state, who may have to face a long trek back to the county. An attorney also offers the best possible chance of one beating a ticket or getting it reduced to a lesser offense. 

Contact Rosenblum Law for help with your speeding ticket matter in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County for both traffic and criminal matters, including those in Arkwright, Busti, Carroll, Charlotte, Chautauqua, Cherry Creek, Clymer, Dunkirk, Ellery, Ellicott, Ellington, French Creek, Gerry, Hanover, Harmony, Jamestown, Kiantone, Mina, North Harmony, Poland, Pomfret, Portland, Ripley, Sheridan, Sherman, Stockton, Villenova, and Westfield. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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Speeding Tickets in Tompkins County NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Tompkins

Tompkins County is named in honor of Daniel D. Tompkins, who served as the fourth Governor of New York (1807 to 1817) and sixth Vice President of the United States of America (1817 to 1825). Although known for its beautiful waterfalls and lakefront property, Tompkins is prized for being home to two world-class universities: Cornell University and Ithaca College. Many of the county’s thriving industries rely on these schools to supply them with educated and intellectual labor and other resources. 

Drivers should never pay a speeding ticket issued in Tompkins 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 Tompkins County NY

Drivers in Tompkins County received 3,084 speeding tickets in 2018, just slightly more than the number written in 2017 (3,038). Speeding tickets made up about 20% of all tickets issued last year in the county, just slightly more than the statewide average of 18.6%. Weekends were the worst time to be speeding in Tompkins County last year, as a third of all such tickets were issued on Saturdays and Sunday. State Troopers were the most aggressive in enforcing speeding in Tompkins County in 2018, handing out almost 75% of the tickets. 

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Number of Speeding Tickets Given in Tompkins County, NY

Year# of Speeding Tickets
2009 3,945
2010 4,375
2011 3,298
2012 2,470
2013 2,649
2014 2,832
2015 3,107
2016 3,462
2017 3,159
2018 3,084

Drivers hit with speeding tickets in Tompkins 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 7% of drivers were able to get their speeding ticket dismissed in Tompkins County courts last year. With such a high conviction rate, drivers should seek the help of a skilled attorney to avoid the worst consequences.

Tompkins County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Located near the finger lakes, Tompkins County cannot be directly accessed by any interstate highways. However, a number of state routes converge in the county around the city of Ithaca, including NY Routes 79, 34 and 96. Despite the lack of major thruways, the county experiences nearly 2 million vehicle miles of travel within its borders each year. This includes a mix of tourists and daily commuters (both local and those from nearby counties). Students attending Cornell University and Ithaca College also traverse the roads, giving police much to keep an eye on. 

Hiring a Tompkins County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A speeding ticket in New York State is a serious matter. Any driver 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 the Rosenblum Law Firm to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Tompkins 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 Tompkins County for both traffic and criminal matters including Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Groton, Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield, and Ulysses. Call 888-434-0406 or email Rosenblum Law today for a free consultation about your case.

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