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Did you receive a speeding ticket on I-81? If so, you are not alone. Each year, thousands of drivers are issued an expensive speeding ticket on their way to visit their kids at college, vacation, and business. Many drivers are unaware of the speed limit changes from 65 mph to 55 mph and find themselves facing hundreds of dollars in fines, hundreds more in a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment fee payable to Albany, and even more in insurance increases.

Some of these penalties can be reduced or eliminated by hiring our experienced I-81 Ticket Lawyers. We can help.

About Our Firm: Our law firm has been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in New York State and we have been more than 30 years of legal experience. Our traffic ticket defense practice is led by a former prosecutor with the knowledge and skills to fight for you. Give us a call today and ask for your confidential consultation. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

Busy Courts: I-81 cuts cross the many counties in New York State. As such, many different courts have jurisdiction over tickets along this busy highway. Some of the more active courts to receive tickets include:

  • Alexandria Town Court
  • Barker Town Court
  • Chenango Town Court
  • Dickinson Town Court
  • Ellisburg Justice Court
  • Kirkwood Town Court
  • Lisle Justice Court
  • Marathon Town Court
  • Orleans Town Court
  • Pamelia Town Court
  • Preble Town Court
  • Triangle Town Court
  • Tully Town Court
  • Watertown Town Court


Interstate 81 is an 855 mile highway that runs from the I-40 at Dandridge, Tennessee, to Fisher’s Island New York near the Canadian border. It runs through Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. It connects to Canada through the Thousand Islands Bridge which leads to highway 401, the main highway connecting to Toronto and Montreal. It passes mainly through the paths that were created by animals in the Appalachian Mountains and runs from the northeast to the southeast of the eastern part of the USA. It is generally considered to be the fastest route between the two capital cities in USA and Canada i.e. Washington D.C and Ottawa. There are several major cities along the highway i.e. Syracuse, NY, Binghamton, NY, Scranton, PA and Harrisburg, PA. It was built mainly to ease the congestion on the Roanoke – Harrisburg route. The following are the routes it follows across various states:

New York State and I-81

Constructed in 1957, New York’s portion of the I-81 is 184 miles long. It runs from the Pennsylvania state line near Kirkwood to the US/Canada border. It crosses several interstates including 86 at Binghamton, 88 near Binghamton, 481 near Syracuse, and 690 at Syracuse. It joins several towns i.e. Binghamton, Syracuse and Watertown. It runs from the Pennsylvania border through Cortland to Syracuse, on to Oswego and finally to the North Country and finally to Wellesley Island and the bridge that connects the USA to Canada. The I-81 passes through several terrains on its journey to the border, including farmlands, wetlands, villages and hamlets, suburban areas and lakeside homes. It exits the USA on highway 137 near Wellesley Island which is on the USA/Canada border.

The Interstate 81 is an 855 mile, six state highway that runs from the north to the south of the eastern part of the USA. It transverses through Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. It joins and exits several other highways and is maintained by the respective states running along it. It is used by different types of traffic including commuters, truck drivers and others. Scenic surroundings including mountains and valleys, farmlands, lakes, quaint towns and many others surround the area making it the ideal road for people who want to see America the great via a road trip. It is continuously repaired and updated in order to keep it safe for everyone who travels on it.


I-81 is 75 miles long in Tennessee. It runs east –west from the I-40 in Dandridge and crosses into Virginia after mile marker 75 and into Bristol City. It runs along the Appalachian Mountains and joins with the I-77 at Wytheville in Virginia for about 10 miles. It has several exits in Tennessee i.e. the 1-40 at Ashville, Knoxville, the SR – 341 at White Pine, US 25E at White Pine Morristown, I-81 at Roanoke on the Virginia State Line.


Interstate 81 runs for 325 miles in Virginia. It enters the state in Bristol and exits at the I-81 near Winchester. It runs through the towns of Abingdon, Salem, Roanoke, Lexington, New Market, Winchester and others. It passes through varied terrain including mountains and valleys as well as urban and rural areas. It has several exits including the I-381 at Bristol, SR 611 Lee Highway, the I-81 North at Martinsburg which goes into West Virginia and many others.

West Virginia

The I-81 enters West Virginia from the south at the state line, just west of the ridgeway and paralleling another highway known as the Valley Pike. It is 26 miles long and runs past farmland, woodlands; urban centres a regional airport and a city. It parallels the old Indian warpath, and was constructed between 1959 and 1966. There are several exits with the first one beginning at the Virginia state line near Winchester. Others include the CR 15 on King Street, WV 901 on Spring Mills Road, I-81 north in Hagerstown at the Maryland State line and many others. It is the 2nd shortest portion of the I-81 countryside.


The I-80 enters Maryland from the Potomac River in West Virginia. It is 12 miles long and was constructed in 1959. It is a major highway used by both commuters and trucks. This can lead to its being congested especially as many drivers use it to avoid the I-95 which runs through major cities. There are plans to upgrade it to deal with these problems. It has several exits including the one at Roanoke, US 40 at Hagerstown, PA 163 on the Mason Dixon Road, the I-81 North at Harrisburg that continues into Pennsylvania.


Interstate 81 enters Pennsylvania at Greencastle near the Maryland State Line. It runs for 233 miles through the counties of Franklin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Lackawanna, Luzerne and others. It has a large number of exits and leaves Pennsylvania at I-81 North in Binghamton.

New York State Point System:

The number of points a driver is facing will depend on the nature of the charge. Most moving violations will vary from 0 to 11 points. The majority of clients that hire our firm are facing a speeding ticket. This chart will help you quickly ascertain the number of points you are facing.



01 to 10 mph over the limit


11 to 20


21 to 30


31 to 40


More than 40


Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
  • Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
  • Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
  • Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
  • Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
  • Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
  • Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
  • Red Light under VTL § 1111
  • Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
  • Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
  • Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128

What are the benefits of retaining your firm?

Going to court can be a time consuming and stressful proposition for many motorists. Our attorneys have been appearing in traffic courts for years and can assist you in alleviating your stress and help reduce the points levied against your license. By reducing your ticket, we can help save you on rising insurance costs.

We are familiar with the “ins and outs” of the court. Our attorneys have excelled at getting speeding tickets, suspended licenses cases, and other matters either dismissed or reduced. Under most normal circumstances, our client’s never appear in court on traffic infractions. This will saves them valuable time and money. Give us a call today to learn how we can save you money, time, and points on your license at 800-893-9645.