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The Town of Manilus is situated in Onondaga County on the western border of Madison County, and rests partially along the Chittenango Creek. The town also includes three villages: Manilus, Fayetteville and Minoa. The area is served by Interstate-90/ NY State Thruway, New York State Routes 5, 92, 173 and 257.

Many motorists easily lose sight of the speeding limit in these interstates and thruways. Not to mention to further complicate things are the frequently changing topography with the rolling hills and rapidly changing speed limits. Unless the driver keeps an uber vigilant eye on their speedometer, they could be prone to being tagged with a costly traffic summons.

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The Manilus Court offices are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The court office is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., and then reopens for court sessions on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays/Thursdays, beginning at 5:30 p.m. If no evening court sessions are scheduled – such as on the 2nd or 4th Tuesdays/Thursdays - the offices will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Court Tip: If you are a litigant in court, it is important to remember that the court is considered a place of respect. As such, all attendees are asked to dress appropriately; turn off all electronic devices, and to leave all food and drinks outside of the court.

Security: Immediately prior to entering the court, you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer and asked to turn off all electronic devices. The court is secured by special court attendants. These officers help facilitate the court process and one of their key function is to note attendees who arrive to court. Your failure to check in with one of the officers may result in your case not being called.

Guilty as Charged: If you are found guilty of speeding, there are many different ways in which it may affect you. This can include but is not limited to fines payable to the court, penalties payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles, insurance increases, and incarceration.

FAQs

How many points are allowed until a license is suspended?

There are many reasons why a driver may have their privilege to drive suspended. With respect to points, a driver will suspended upon receiving 11 or more points within an 18 month period.

There is a court date on the front of my ticket and the back of my ticket says I have 48 hours to respond. Which one do I follow?

Technically, you have 48 hours from the time your ticket is issued to enter a plea of not guilty by mail.

Aren’t speeding tickets a pure money grab for small municipalities?

Many public officials around the United States have denounced the belief that speeding tickets are issued to raise revenue. Public officials have consistently stated that tickets are a way to hold public safety their highest priority.

How will a speeding conviction affect my insurance?

There are many different things insurance companies take into consideration when they determine a driver’s insurance rate. For the most part, the algorithm used is proprietary in nature and the average driver will not be privy to this information.

Some things considered in an insurance policy can include but is not limited to a driver’s age, their accident history, the type of car driven, and any convictions to moving violations.

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