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Speeding Tickets in Orange County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Orange CountyNot to be confused with the other seven counties in the U.S. that bear the same name, Orange County, NY is a vibrant, industrious region of the state. Here the Great Valley of the Appalachians finally opens up and ends. With a population of 370,000, the county boasts one of the highest tickets-to-population ratios in the state, with one ticket being issued annually for every three people. More than a quarter of those tickets (26.4 percent) are for speeding. Drivers who want to avoid the serious penalties that come from a speeding ticket issued in Orange County would be well advised to hire an attorney to fight the charges.

Counties Issuing the Most Speeding Tickets in 2016
ERIE 55,801
WESTCHESTER 44,403
SUFFOLK 38,468
QUEENS 36,799
ORANGE 33,291
KINGS 28,178
BRONX 26,186
NASSAU 25,701
ALBANY 22,469
DUTCHESS 20,806

New York Speeding Ticket Costs

New York is a costly state for speeding tickets. Fines can cost between $150 to $600, averaging around $300. In addition to the fine, drivers must pay a mandatory NYS surcharge of $88 to $93. Drivers who get six or more points on their license will also have to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). This is a separate fine that costs $100 each year for three years. Each point over six adds another $25 a year for three years.

Speeding Tickets Data from Orange County NY

Orange County ranks as the No. 5 county in New York based on the number of speeding tickets issued each year. Most drivers ticketed skewed younger, with more than 40 percent aged 29 years or less. Among those who got speeding tickets, 20 percent also received citations for non-speeding violations at the same time. The most common were for driving without a valid license (VTL 509 & 510), equipment violations, (VTL 375 – 380), and driving without auto insurance (VTL 319.1 – 319.3).

Number of Speeding Tickets Giving in Orange County, NY
Year Total
2009 33,795
2010 35,101
2011 28,902
2012 28,658
2013 28,146
2014 29,244
2015 32,071
2016 33,291

Drivers charged with speeding in Orange County can choose to fight the charge(s) against them and either win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. More than 65 percent of adjudicated cases in Orange County result in a conviction for a different charge than the one issued. However, drivers should be cautious before assuming it is easy to negotiate a reduced charge; it would be wise to speak to an attorney to discuss the best course of action.

Orange County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Major routes in Orange County include I-84, I-87, State Route 17, and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. There are also two Hudson River crossings in Orange County: the Bear Mountain Bridge and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Orange County is home to several prominent educational institutions, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and Orange County Community College. The high number of freeways and young students ensure local and state police are ever vigilant for speeding and other infractions.

Hiring an Orange County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

The costs of a speeding ticket don’t end with the fines and surcharges. Pleading guilty (which happens when one pays a ticket) can increase auto insurance premiums by hundreds of dollars for several years. At the same time, ignoring the ticket is never a good idea and failing to answer the ticket in a timely manner can result in a license being suspended or even revoked. Drivers who are charged with a speeding ticket or other traffic violation would be well advised to fight the charge.

An experienced traffic defense attorney can analyze the traffic violation matter and provide a solid defense, keeping the fines and points to a minimum. 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 Orange County, contact the Rosenblum Law Firm. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Crawford, Deerpark, Goshen, Greenville, Hamptonburgh, Highlands, Middletown, Minisink, Monroe, Montgomery, Mount Hope, Newburgh, New Windsor, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Tuxedo, Wallkill, Warwick, Wawayanda, and Woodbury. Call us today at 888-434-0406.

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Speeding Tickets in Erie County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting ErieConsidered part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Erie County is seventh-most populated county in the U.S. state of New York. However, police in Erie issue the most speeding tickets in in the state. With dozens of major roadways and several well-known universities, police are always vigilant for speeding and other traffic violations. In 2016, police handed out nearly 56,000 speeding tickets in Erie County. Any ticket issued in New York State can lead to serious penalties including points, fines and auto insurance increases.

Counties Issuing the Most Speeding Tickets in 2016
ERIE 55,801
WESTCHESTER 44,403
SUFFOLK 38,468
QUEENS 36,799
ORANGE 33,291
KINGS 28,178
BRONX 26,186
NASSAU 25,701
ALBANY 22,469
DUTCHESS 20,806

Drivers should not pay a speeding ticket issued in Erie County! Instead, call an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to help get those penalties reduced or eliminated.

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Paying a speeding ticket mean incurring for far more costs than most realize. Fines of $150 to $600 are not the final cost. Each ticket also comes with a mandatory state surcharge ($88 to $93). If the ticket puts the total number of points on the license at six or more, a driver will be hit with a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). The DRA is a separate fine, which costs $100 per year for three years. Each point over six costs an additional $25 per year for three years. Even worse is the massive increase in insurance premiums, which typically last for 36 months or more after the ticket appears on the driving record.

Speeding Tickets Data from Erie County NY

With nearly 56,000 speeding tickets issued in 2016, Erie County has earned the distinction of handing out the highest number of speeding tickets in the state. This, combined with the county’s low acquittal rate—only 4.3 percent of drivers got their tickets dismissed—means there is a lot at stake for drivers who get ticketed. Moreover, more than 87 percent of drivers who are handed a speeding ticket are also issued tickets for other offenses at the same time. The most common are tickets for driving without a license (VTL 509 and 510), followed by driving on a suspended license (VTL 511, a.k.a. Aggravated Unlicensed Operation) and equipment violations (VTL 375 – 380).


Number of Speeding Tickets Giving in Erie County, NY
Year Total
2009 48,828
2010 56,101
2011 52,991
2012 50,719
2013 56,087
2014 53,530
2015 56,308
2016 55,801

Drivers hit with speeding in Erie County would be well advised to fight the ticket and either get it dismissed or reduced to a low-point/no-point violation. With such a high conviction rate, however, this may require the help of a skilled attorney.

Erie County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Located on part of the U.S.-Canadian border, Erie County spans 1,227 square miles and is home to 25 towns, 16 villages and three cities (Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Tonawanda). Its numerous waterfront parks and conservation parks, along with the abundance of highways and proximity to Canada make it a popular tourist destination. It’s also a frequent drive-through county for those heading to or from Canada. As such, state and local police are mindful of speeding and other traffic offenses.

Hiring an Erie County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

No one should approach a speeding ticket or other traffic violation lightly. An experienced traffic defense 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 Erie County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorney’s fight on your behalf. Our attorneys have represented clients in all the courts in Erie County for both traffic and criminal matters including Alden, Amherst, Aurora, Boston, Brant, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Hamburg, Holland, Lancaster, Lackawanna, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Sardinia, Tonawanda, Wales, and West Seneca.

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Speeding Tickets in Westchester County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting WestchesterIn addition to being one of the most affluent counties in the U.S., Westchester also has the dubious distinction of being the No. 2 county for speeding tickets. This is likely because of the massive number of highways and thruways that crisscross the landscape, undoubtedly peppered with police on the lookout for speeding and other traffic offenses.

It’s tempting to just pay a speeding ticket issued in Westchester and be done with it. But that would be a huge mistake. Paying a ticket exposes a person to myriad consequences. This includes points, insurance rate increases, and even the risk of a suspension. Instead, a driver’s best bet is to call an experienced traffic ticket attorney to help him/her avoid the consequences of a conviction.

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Initial fines for speeding in New York range from $150 to $600, sometimes higher. But the fine is only part of the cost. Each citation also comes with a NYS surcharge of $88 to $93. Moreover, anyone who gets six or more points on their license will also be required to pay a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). This is a separate fine that costs $100 per year for three years. Each point over six costs an additional $25 per year for three years. A single speeding ticket can also result in hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums increases, which typically last for three years or more.

Speeding Tickets Data from Westchester County NY

In 2016, police in Westchester handed out more than 44,000 speeding tickets. Despite this being less than one third of the tickets issued in the county, Westchester speeding tickets still outnumber some counties’ total number of annual citations. Most speeders were younger drivers—nearly 27 percent were handed out to drivers aged 21 to 29. Men got the most, taking home 64 percent of all speeding tickets in 2016. Tickets were primarily issued during the post-commute morning hours of 9am to 12pm (27 percent), more than the combined total for both morning and evening rush hours (22 percent).

Number of Speeding Tickets Giving in Westchester County, NY
Year Total
2009 40,838
2010 45,448
2011 37,790
2012 38,859
2013 37,646
2014 38,121
2015 40,224
2016 44,403

Odds are any person pulled over for speeding in Westchester will end up with one or more non-speeding tickets. More than 85 percent of drivers who were stopped for speeding in 2016 received other citations. Drivers who are charged with speeding (or any other infraction in Westchester County) have the option to fight the charges and either get acquitted or negotiate a reduction in fines and points.

Westchester County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Located just north of New York City, Westchester is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York State. The county measures 450 square miles, and is home to six cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. Ten major highways run through the county, including the New York Thruway (I-87), I-95, the Bronx River Parkway, the Cross County Parkway, the Hutchinson River Parkway and the Taconic State Parkway.

Hiring a Westchester County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Don’t accept the consequences of a speeding ticket in Westchester County. An experienced traffic defense attorney can assess the charges and offer a defense that will mitigate the fines and exposure to points. In fact, if a driver hires legal representation he/she may not have to show up to court themselves.

Contact the Rosenblum Law Firm to assist you with your speeding ticket matter in Westchester County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorney’s fight on your behalf.

Our attorneys have represented clients in all the courts in Westchester County for both traffic and criminal matters including Bedford, Cortland, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown.

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Speeding Tickets in Suffolk County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting SuffolkSuffolk County on Long Island is known for its sandy beaches, outlet malls, elite Hamptons getaways, and big ducks. Few realize, however, that the region has one of the highest rates of speeding tickets in New York State. Suffolk County’s summer vacationers, numerous highways, and multitude of well-known universities (SUNY Stony Brook, Dowling College, Touro Law Center, Five Towns College, etc.) ensures police are constantly on the lookout for speeding and other traffic offenses.

Counties Issuing the Most Speeding Tickets in 2016
ERIE 55,801
WESTCHESTER 44,403
SUFFOLK 38,468
QUEENS 36,799
ORANGE 33,291
KINGS 28,178
BRONX 26,186
NASSAU 25,701
ALBANY 22,469
DUTCHESS 20,806

Contrary to popular belief, paying a ticket issued in Suffolk County will not “make it go away.” Drivers who pay a speeding ticket are admitting guilt and subjecting themselves to myriad potential consequences. This includes points, insurance rate increases, and even the risk of a suspension. The only way to truly get rid of a ticket is to call an experienced traffic ticket attorney to try and get the ticket dismissed or at least reduced to a lesser offense.

New York State Speeding Ticket Costs

Fines for speeding in New York are expensive enough as it is. But the $150 to $600 fine is not the final cost. New York State slaps a mandatory surcharge of $88 to $93 on each ticket. If the ticket brings the total number of points imposed on a driver’s license to six or more, he/she will also have to pay a DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). A DRA is an annual fee that costs $100 per year for three years. Each point over six adds another $25 per year for three years. Worse, a single speeding ticket can cause massive increases in auto insurance rates, which typically last for three years or more.

Speeding Tickets Data from Suffolk County NY

In 2016, police in Suffolk County handed out more than 38,000 speeding tickets. Despite being known for its summer attractions, police in Suffolk County continue to aggressively hand out speeding tickets throughout the year. In fact, while most counties issue 5 percent or less of their speeding tickets in December, Suffolk hands out nearly the same amount in December (7.5 percent) as it does in other months.

Number of Speeding Tickets Giving in Suffolk County, NY
Year Total
2009 30,859
2010 31,048
2011 32,270
2012 37,525
2013 38,839
2014 37,808
2015 33,194
2016 38,468

Like in most parts of the state, men are the primary recipient of traffic tickets in Suffolk County, accounting for 66 percent of all tickets. Thirty-five percent of drivers ticketed are on the younger side (ages 21 to 29).

Suffolk County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

With 1.5 million people, Suffolk is the third-most populous county in New York State and the second-largest by landmass. It is home to 10 towns and well over 100 villages and hamlets, which are connected by many major roadways. Suffolk County was developed as a haven for motorists, constantly resisting efforts to build effective mass transportation—an effort that persists today. Thus, the county hosts a huge number of major roadways, including the Long Island Expressway (I-495), the Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Parkway, the Northern and Southern State Parkways, the Robert Moses Expressway, and Ocean Parkway. NY Route 27 connects Nassau County to the western end of Montauk. Visitors from all of the New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut come the Suffolk County to relax on world-famous beaches (Jones Beach and Robert Moses Beach), shop at the outlets in Deer Park and Riverhead, or enjoy nightlife hotspots in Huntington Village and the Hamptons. The deluge of visitors all year round ensures police are never left bored as they watch for traffic violations.

Hiring a Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

It’s unnecessary to accept the consequences of a speeding ticket in Suffolk County. Drivers would be well advised to let an experienced traffic defense attorney assess the charges and build a defense to mitigate the fines and points. In fact, drivers 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 Suffolk County. We can offer you a free consultation about your case and have our attorney’s fight on your behalf.

Our attorneys have represented clients in Suffolk County for both traffic and criminal matters including those from Babylon, Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Smithtown, Southampton, and Southold.

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Speeding Ticket in Nassau County, NY

Map of New York Counties Highlighting Nassau Located just east of New York City, Nassau County has some of the highest property taxes in the U.S. It also issues more traffic tickets than any other single county in the state and is one of the top 10 counties for speeding tickets by volume. Drivers who get a speeding ticket while in Nassau County will most likely be heard by the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (TPVA). Given the court’s dismissal rate of only 5.3 percent, a driver’s first (and probably best) step to take is consulting with an experienced traffic ticket attorney immediately to see what options are available.

Counties Issuing the Most Speeding Tickets in 2016
ERIE 55,801
WESTCHESTER 44,403
SUFFOLK 38,468
QUEENS 36,799
ORANGE 33,291
KINGS 28,178
BRONX 26,186
NASSAU 25,701
ALBANY 22,469
DUTCHESS 20,806

Cost of NY Speeding Ticket

Speeding tickets issued in any county in NYS can be very costly. Fines run between $150 to $600, in some cases even higher. Each ticket also comes with a mandatory NYS surcharge of $88 to $93. There’s also a possible DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA). The DRA is a separate fine charged to drivers who reach six points on their license in 18 months. A DRA costs $100 each year for three years. Each point over six adds another $25 a year for three years.

Speeding Tickets Data from Nassau County NY

Even though the county is in the top 10 for number of speeding tickets, the nearly 26,000 issued each year is only a fraction of the number of traffic citations given out by police each year. In 2016, state and local police wrote more than 316,000 tickets to drivers in Nassau County. Among those who got speeding tickets, almost 60 percent also received citations for non-speeding violations at the same time. The most common were for driving without auto insurance (VTL 319.1 – 319.3), driving without a valid license (VTL 509 & 510), turn signal violations (VTL 1163 – 1164), and improper lane violations (VTL 1128).


Number of Speeding Tickets Giving in Nassau County, NY
Year Total
2009 38,753
2010 39,033
2011 28,587
2012 28,976
2013 29,545
2014 26,049
2015 27,286
2016 25,701

Drivers charged with speeding in Nassau County can choose to fight the charge(s) against them and either win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points. With such a high conviction rate, however, drivers will likely need the help of a skilled attorney to avoid getting convicted.

Nassau County Geography and How It Relates to Traffic Tickets

Despite its small size—only 450 square miles—Nassau County is striped with nearly a dozen major highways, including the Northern and Southern State Parkways, the Long Island Expressway (I-495), the Meadowbrook Parkway, the Wantagh Parkway, the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (I-135), Sunrise Highway (Route 27), Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24), and more. Nassau County is also known for its many small towns and universities (e.g. Hofstra, Adelphi, Molloy, and Long Island University), where police officers are always on the lookout for drivers committing traffic violations, especially speeding.

Hiring a Nassau County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

In addition to the many fees associated with a speeding ticket, paying a speeding ticket can can cause increases in auto insurance premiums for several years. At the same time, ignoring the ticket is never a good idea and failing to answer the ticket in a timely manner can result in having your driving privileges in NY suspended and even revoked. Drivers who are charged with a speeding ticket or other traffic violation have the option to fight the charge and possibly win a dismissal or negotiate a reduction in fines and points.

An experienced traffic defense attorney can analyze the traffic violation matter and provide a solid defense, keeping the fines and points to a minimum. 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 Nassau County, contact the Rosenblum Law Firm. Our traffic ticket attorneys represent clients in Atlantic Beach, Baxter Estates, Bayville, Bellerose, Cedarhurst, Centre Island, Cove Neck, East Hills, East Rockaway, East Norwich, East Williston, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Flower Hill, Freeport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Hewlett, Island Park, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Lawrence, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Malverne, Manorhaven, Massapequa Park, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Mineola, Munsey Park, Muttontown, New Hyde Park, North Hills, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Plandome Heights, Plandome Manor, Plandome, Port Washington North, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock, Sands Point, Sea Cliff, Syosset, Thomaston, Upper Brookville, Valley Stream, Westbury, Williston Park, and Woodsburgh. Call us today at 888-434-0406.

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Red light cameras and speed cameras have been praised and panned for taking the human element out of traffic enforcement. Now Ford is taking this one step further with a patent for a fully autonomous police car, filed in January.

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Report: ‘Fast and Furious’ Movies Cause Increase in Speeding Tickets

New research shows that the popular The Fast and the Furious movie franchise may be encouraging motorists to speed. A New York Times report analyzed traffic violation data from Montgomery County in Maryland from 2012 to 2017. The researchers found a large increase in the average speed of drivers who received speeding tickets on the weekends after new Fast and the Furious movies were released. Continue reading “Report: ‘Fast and Furious’ Movies Cause Increase in Speeding Tickets”

Can Police Issue Speeding Tickets Outside Their Jurisdiction?

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Can Police Issue Speeding Tickets Outside Their Jurisdiction?

Orange County PD flash their lights at you just a few traffic signals away from the border of Putnam County. Do you pull over or gun it so that cops can’t chase you over county lines? It sounds tempting to try to get away, but would it work? Can police chase you and issue a speeding ticket outside their jurisdiction?

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How to Avoid Speeding This Holiday

Travel is an inevitable part of the holidays, even if it’s only local. Between loading the car with gifts, getting the kids ready, and your wife’s complex and cryptic make-up routine, it’s almost impossible to not find yourself leaving the house later than you intended. When that happens, it becomes tempting to make up for lost time using your car’s accelerator.

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Don’t Let Sun Glare Ruin Your Holiday Travel

For those who plan to travel during Thanksgiving, experts say the best time to leave is as early as possible, with 6 a.m. named as the ideal time to hit the road in NY. One of the biggest challenges to leaving so early, aside from lack of sleep, is dealing with sunrise-induced sun glare. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), sun glare is a critical factor in about 16% of motor vehicle crashes.

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