Dickinson, New York
Not to be confused with the town of Dickinson in Franklin County, New York
Dickinson is a town in Broome County, New York. The town is considered a suburb to the city of Binghamton. The town is rather small, making up just five square miles. Dickinson was established in 1890 and named after Daniel S. Dickinson, an American Senator from 1844 to 1851. As of July of 2022, Dickinson was home to 5,091 residents. The town consists of one village named Port Dickinson. The town is also home to a two-year public college, SUNY Broome Community College.
Traffic Tickets in Dickinson
The Town of Dickinson Justice Court services the town and handles small claims, felony arraignments, misdemeanors, and traffic violations. The latter takes up a major chunk of the court calendar because of the town’s jurisdiction over some important highways. Interstate 88 (I-88) and Interstate 81 (I-81) meet in Dickinson. The town also has jurisdiction over portions of New York State Route 7 (NYS-7) and U.S. Route 11 (US-11). Traffic stops on the interstate are conducted by New York State Police. On local town roads, county sheriffs can conduct traffic stops as well. There is also a small village police force in Port Dickinson. These officers can issue tickets answerable to the Dickinson Justice Court as well.
The most common violation charged on the interstate is speeding. For the most part, the speed limit on I-81 is 65 mph. In Dickinson, the speed limit is reduced to 55 miles per hour. This turns into a major speed trap for motorists who have been traveling for long distances at the higher speed limit. On town roads there are more varied and low-level charges issued. However there is a notable speed trap on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson. The speed limit by the school is reduced to 15 miles per hour. School zone speeding tickets are very serious and should be avoided in all circumstances.
You do not have to plead guilty to the ticket just because you in fact committed the alleged violation. Nor do you have to appear in court personally to fight the charges. If handled properly, the ticket can perhaps be dismissed entirely. If not handled properly, speeding tickets result in heavy fines, fees, and higher insurance rates. For any traffic ticket in Dickinson, you can contact the Benjamin Goldman Law Office for a free consultation.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State law firm with a main practice area of Vehicle & Traffic Law. We are singularly focused on helping motorists with traffic tickets. The goal of our attorneys is to obtain dramatic reductions or dismissals of our clients’ charges. We are almost always successful. Our lawyers have a lot of experience fighting all types of traffic related charges, specifically in Dickinson. We are ready to take on your case. Feel free to get in touch with us at your convenience.
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