IS I-81 A SPEED TRAP?
I-81 is a major thoroughfare that cuts across the Town of Chenango. For passersby not familiar with the interstate, it is easy to lose sight of the post speed limits and find themselves on the receiving end of an expensive speeding ticket.
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There are two additional major roadways that contribute to the large number of traffic tickets made returnable in Chenango. State Route 11 and State Route 12 cut across the county and they are frequently patrolled by the New York State Police.
If you have a traffic ticket, give our traffic ticket law firm a call to learn how we can help you save money, points, and time fighting your ticket. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.
ABOUT THE TOWN
Chenango is a bucolic suburb of Binghamton. It is a popular destination for students attending Binghamton University and parents traveling en route to visit their children at school.
The Chenango Town Court is located at 1529 NY RTE 12 in Binghamton, NY 13901. The court can be reached via telephone at 607-648-8565. The court clerk’s office maintains business hours from 8:00 am – 4:00pm, Monday through. Court is usually held twice a week. This court is known as one of the most efficient courts in the State. The clerks and support staff are extremely professional and highly skilled in handling a busy court calendar.
Note, if you are a driver make sure you read your ticket carefully and know exactly which court your ticket resides in. There is a Town of Chenango and a County of Chenango. The Town of Chenango Court is located in Broome County.
POPULAR TICKETS ISSUED
The majority of tickets are issued under VTL 1180 which is NYS’ most popular speeding section.
Some other popular sections of law for which ticket are written include:
VTL 511.1 AUO (misdemeanor)
VTL 1110(a) Disobeying a Traffic Control Device
VTL 1144-a Move Over Law
VTL 1192.3 (DWI)
FAILURE TO ANSWER A SPEEDING TICKET
When a driver fails to Answer or respond to a speeding ticket, fails to pay a fine or fails to appear in court, the court will notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend the driver’s privileges to drive. When a driver is caught driving with a suspended license, the police can arrest and charge the driver with a criminal misdemeanor.
PLEADING GUILTY BY MAIL
A plea of guilty to the charge is equivalent to a conviction after trial. A conviction will not only subject the driver to a penalty but in addition the driver’s license to drive can be subject to suspension and revocation as prescribed by law.
FINES AND SURCHARGES
Our lawyers fight to reach a favorable outcome for our clients. Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most frequently issued tickets in NY. Fines are subject to change without notice.
|First-time speeding offense||$45 to $600|
|One or more speeding tickets|
(within eighteen months)
|Up to $1,575|
|Disobey a Traffic Signal|
(no other penalty provided)
|Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer||$25-$200|
|Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer||$0-$100|
|Surcharges||$ varies based on the charge and location|
New York Driver Assessment
New York State imposes a Driver Responsibility Assessment (also known as a DRA) for drivers who accumulate six points or more are earned on the driving record. Call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645 for a consultation.
|Six points or more on record||$300 one time payment;|
or $100 each year for 3 years
|Any additional points earned over six points||$25 for each point for 3 years|
|Refusing to take a breathalyzer test, conviction for alcohol related traffic offense or conviction for drug related traffic offense||$250 each year for 3 years|
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