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Did you receive a speeding ticket on I-88? 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 DMV, and even more in insurance increases.

Some of these penalties can be reduced or eliminated by hiring our experienced I-88 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-88 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:

  • Cobleskill Town Court
  • Milford Town Court
  • North Harmony Town Court in Stow
  • Olive Town Court in Shokan
  • Otego Town Court
  • Richmondville Justice Court

Facts About Interstate 88 (I-88)

Interstate 88 is a 118 mile highway that is located entirely in New York State. It runs from the north-eastern part of the state in Binghamton, and ends at an interchange with the I-90 near Schenectady. It connects the Capital District with Binghamton, Elmira and Scranton in Pennsylvania.

History

I-88 was not originally incorporated in the 1956 Interstate Highway plans so it was built a bit later than the others. The first section was began construction in 1968 when the interstate was assigned. It was completed and opened in the 70s with the final section being completed in 1989. The I-88 was originally meant to continue from Binghamton to Troy but this was later changed to Schenectady.

Routes

In New York, the I-88 multiplexes with NY 7 near Port Crane. It crosses the following Interstates and roads; I-81 at Binghamton, I-90 (New York Thruway section) around Schenectady, NY8 at Sydney, NY23/23 in Oneonta, NY30 near Central Bridge and US20 near Duanesburg. I-88 starts near downtown Binghamton on Chenango River bank. It crosses the Chenango River and heads towards Port Dickinson where it merges with the NY7. The two roads run side by side until Port Crane and towards Sanitaria Springs. They separate at exit 4 and the I-88 heads towards Harpursville. It enters the Susquehanna River Valley after joining with NY 79 at exit 6. It heads towards Sydney after joining with several roads at various exits. These include the NY 206 and NY 9. It moves to Otsego County and enters Oneonta. At exit 17, I-88 leaves the NY 28 which it had joined at the expressway and follows the Susquehanna River to join Cooperstown. I-88 moves through Otsego and Schoharie counties, into Cobleskill and into Schenectady County. It goes through Duanesburg and ends at the I-90 in Western Schenectady.

Cities

I-88 goes through the following cities:

  • Binghamton
  • Schenectady
  • Rock falls
  • Dixon
  • Rochelle
  • Aurora

Attractions

I-88 passes through some scenic rural areas as well as cosmopolitan cityscapes. It is ideal for a road trip through the state of New York especially for people who want to take the state in in one day. The following are the most popular attractions along the I-88:

  • Binghamton

    Home to slightly over 47,000 people as per the 2010 census, Binghamton is a rich historical and cultural centre located in a bowl shaped valley where the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers meet. It is the County Seat of Broome New York. It is a tech centre with reputable companies such as IBM, Universal Instruments and BAE systems making their home here. It is an art centre hosting several galleries featuring works from famous painters as well as local talent. There is a professional orchestra i.e. the Binghamton Philharmonic which was started in 1955. Binghamton is famous for being the home of six of the world’s antique carousels. It is also the home of the spiedie, a sandwich that consists of beef, chicken, pork and lamb cubes which have been marinated overnight in a special marinade and then grilled on spiedie rods over a charcoal pit.

  • Pie in the sky

    Pie in the sky is an ice-cream shop based on State Highway 7 in Otego, New York. It is famous for its homemade ice-creams, baked goods, cider press and home-grown produce. It is located in an old fashioned red barn on 3883 State Highway.

  • Howes Caverns

    The Howes Caverns are the second most popular natural attraction in New York State after the Niagara Falls. They are located in Howe’s cave, a small hamlet in Schoharie County, New York. It is a cave which lies 48 metres below ground, and it is famous for its temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit which remains regardless of outside conditions. It features an adventure park, rock wall, and gemstone mining building.

  • Animal adventure park, Harpursville

    Located 15 miles from Binghamton and just off NY7, this animal adventure park and petting zoo is great for kids and the young at heart who want to spend time petting domestic animals and taking pictures with their wilder cousins. There are wolves, a giraffe, a camel and a host of other creatures for animal lovers to view, feed and pet.

  • Oneonta Sports Park

    Oneonta Sports Park is located off interstate 88’s exit 16. It is a premier sports park offering a wide variety of games for golf lovers. These include; a driving range, mini golf, foot golf, wedge golf and others. It is open to both children and adults and provides facilities and activities for both novice and experienced golf players.

Interstate 88 travels northeast from Binghamton to the Capital district. It is a scenic route, featuring small towns, rural areas and rivers. Its first section was built in 1968 and it continues to be an important highway for connecting the smaller towns in northern New York to the busy capital district. There are a number of attractions on the route, so drivers can take time to explore these if they are looking for a much needed break from the monotony of driving.

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.

Speeding

Points

01 to 10 mph over the limit

3

11 to 20

4

21 to 30

6

31 to 40

8

More than 40

11

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.

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