Ashland, New York
There are two towns in New York State named Ashland. This page is about Ashland in Chemung County. For information on Ashland in Greene County, click on this link.
Ashland is a small town in Chemung County, New York. It is considered part of the Elmira Metropolitan area and Southern Tier region The southern town line is also the Pennsylvania state line. , the town population was estimated at 1,800. Ashland covers roughly fifteen square miles. It was first settled around 1788 and formally established in 1867. Ashland was the last town created in Chemung County. The town was a very prominent figure in the New York tobacco industry during the mid-1800’s. Inside the town is a village known as Wellsburg. It is the main population area of the town and the location of town offices.
Traffic Tickets in Ashland
Traffic tickets issued in Ashland mostly originate from the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86). A portion of the interstate passes through Ashland’s northeast area. The New York State Police patrol this expressway and conduct traffic stops. Most citations issued on the I-86 are for speeding, where motorists are clocked in the 80- mph range or above.
Traffic citations are issued on the local streets as well. The main road in town is New York State Route 427 (Lower Maple Avenue), which runs north-west and south-east. The road sticks to the northern part of town as it follows the Chemung River. NYS-427 acts as the Village of Wellsburg’s arterial road as it heads downstream. The speed limit in Ashland hovers around the 30 mph to 40 mph range. New York State Route 367 (Main Street) runs north-south into Pennsylvania. Going north, as it crosses the New York State line, the speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. This change of speed can catch motorists off guard. Town and village roads are also monitored by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department.
If you have received a ticket on I-86, anywhere else in Ashland or Wellsburg, consider reaching out to the Benjamin Goldman Law Office.
Note: The Ashland Justice Court adjudicates all violations issued in town with the exception of those issued in Wellsburg. Wellsburg has their own justice court that handles tickets issued in the village. Both courts are located at the Ashland Town Hall.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State defense firm that has been practicing Vehicle and Traffic Law for over a decade. Our firm helps many motorists in Chemung County. We strive to obtain outstanding reductions and dismissals for our clients. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office believes in complete transparency during the case process. Our accomplishments in court and customer service is the main reason people continue to recommend our services to their friends and family. You can reach out to our firm to discuss your case. Initial consultations are always free.
Points Reduced or Money Back Guarantee*
Our firm offers a Point Reduction or Money Back Guarantee*. This means we will issue a full refund of your legal fee if we are unable to reduce the points added to your license as a result of the ticket.
*Traffic tickets only. Does not apply to misdemeanors and felonies.