Beacon, New York
Beacon is a city in Dutchess County, New York. It rests on the east side of the Hudson River. As of March of 2022, the city’s population was 14,755. Beacon covers about five square miles. The city was incorporated in 1913. Beacon was known as the “Hat Making Capital of the US” during the 1800’s. One factory produced roughly 5,000 hats daily. During the 1970’s, Beacon suffered from economic woes. Most of the factories were shut down and have remained inactive since. Beacon has a few historical traffic lights still in operation. The city has several dummy lights still directing traffic to this day. In more recent years, the city has been revitalized with New York City “bohemian” transplants.
Traffic Tickets in Beacon, New York
The Beacon Police Department conducts traffic patrols in the city and issues citations for traffic violations. The tickets they issue are adjudicated at the Beacon City Court. The court deals with a wide range of traffic violations, such as failing to yield to pedestrians, driving with suspended privileges, and improper cell phone use. Speeding tickets are adjudicated as well. The speed limit in Beacon is 30 miles per hour. Most speeding tickets originate on the city’s larger roads such as New York State Route 52 (Fishkill Avenue) and New York State Route 90 (Wolcott Avenue).
The court also has jurisdiction over a small portion of I-84 that passes along the north edge of the city. I-84 provides access to the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Recently the speed limit on the bridge has been lowered. This resulted in an influx of motorists reaching out to us about speeding tickets. If you plan on traversing the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, pay extra mind to the posted speed. If you were issued a ticket in Beacon, or on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, consider getting in touch with our firm.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
It is rarely a good idea to plead guilty to a traffic ticket. If handled properly, the charges can be reduced. You thereby save thousands by avoiding the increased car insurance rates that come along with violations. To get your charges modified you need to submit a Not Guilty plea and then go to court for a pre-trial conference. Please note this can be done even if you do not have a defense and even if you committed the alleged violation. The attorneys at the Benjamin Goldman Law Office can take care of this for you. We can file the paperwork in court and then go to court instead of you. In the past, our attorneys have been successful in getting serious tickets reduced substantially and getting low-level tickets dismissed entirely. You are welcome to contact us to discuss your case in detail.
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.