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Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Oswegatchie Town Court

Call Now 800-893-9645How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Oswegatchie Town

The town of Oswegatchie contains an area called the “Lost Village”, near the Eel Weir State Park on County Road 4 in St. Lawrence County. Oswegatchie has a population of 4,397 (2010 U.S. Census), and covers 71.4 square miles. The town is defined by the St. Lawrence and Oswegatchie Rivers and lies adjacent to the City of Ogdensburg. NY State Routes 37, 68 and 812 pass through the area.

These highways cover many open stretches of road where a driver can easily lose sight of the speed limit and find themselves facing a hefty speeding ticket.

Traffic tickets are no laughing matter. No one wants to receive a speeding ticket or cell phone violation. Not only are they annoying, but they are also costly.

Having to go to court for the first time can be a daunting task. This guide should answer some basic questions and help ease your mind about the legal arena. If you have a legal matter in Oswegatchie, give our lawyers a call to learn how we can help. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

Speeding Ticket Tips and Information

If a driver enters a plea of not guilty, the court will send them a letter advising them to come to court. At this court appearance, the driver will have an opportunity to present their the strength and weakness of their case. Typically, the first appearance is not a trial date so coming prepared to argue the full case may be moot.

There are many different police agencies with the authority to issue tickets. These agencies can include the State Police, County Police/County Sheriff, local police, and Park Police.

If you fail to answer your ticket, your driver’s license can get suspended. Please keep in mind that driving with a suspended license is a crime. If you are pulled over, the officer can arrest you and impound your car.

Tip: It is always a good idea to answer your ticket on time, make any and all payments, and keep track of your violations and the amount of points you have.

Fines and Points

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.

Offense

Fines

First-time speeding offense

$45 to $600

One or more speeding tickets

(within eighteen months)

Up to $1,575

Traffic Infraction

$100-$300

Disobey a Traffic Signal

(red light)

$225-$675

Misdemeanor Convictions

(no other penalty provided)

$200-$1,225

Uninspected Vehicles

$25-$200

Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer

$25-$200

Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer

$0-$100

Surcharges

$ varies based on the charge and location


A conviction to a speeding ticket at 86/55 mph zone could cost you almost $700.00 in fines payable to the court, $450.00 in penalty fees payable to DMV, as well as hundreds more in insurance increases.

Please note, insurance increases vary and are based on several factors. Insurance companies have their own algorithms which determine the amount of insurance increase a motorist will be charged with.

In terms of points, speeding tickets range from 3-11 points, depending on your speed.

About Our Firm

Our lawyers can represent you without you physically appearing in court. This will save you valuable time from sitting in court. Furthermore, our attorneys have aggressively represented drivers in St. Lawrence and consistently reduced the amount of points they have been facing. In turn, this will save you valuable money on fines and penalties and insurance increases. Give our lawyers a call today to learn how we can help you. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

For more information, please visit the following links:

Traffic Ticket FAQs
Tips on Avoiding a Speeding Ticket
Top Reasons to Hire an Attorney