Albany, New York
Albany is a city in Albany County, New York. It is located on the western bank of the Hudson River, approximately 150 miles north of New York City. Albany is most well known as the capital of New York State. All state legislative activities take place in Albany. It is the headquarters of all state government offices. , the estimated population of Albany proper was 100,000. The Albany metropolitan area and its surrounding counties are known as the Capital District region or simply the Capital region.
Traffic Tickets in Albany
Three major highways that are part of the New York State Thruway system bisect in Albany, Interstate 87 (I-87), Interstate 90 (I-90), and Interstate 787 (I-787). For the most part the speed limit on these highways is 65 miles per hour. However, through the city, the speed limit is for the most part reduced to 55 miles per hour. New York State Police conduct many traffic stops on these highways, mostly for speeding violations.
Traffic stops are also conducted on local streets. Within the city, Albany City Police and state police conduct traffic patrol. New York State Route (NYS-85) is a four lane north-south highway in the middle of Albany. Other major roads include Delaware Avenue (US-9W/NYS-443), Central Avenue (NYS-5), Western Avenue (US-20), New Karner Road (NYS-155/CR-157), and Henry Johnson Boulevard (US-9). Washington Avenue is an infamous speed trip where drivers are frequently stopped and cited for exceeding the 30-mph speed limit.Many commercial truck drivers that pass through Albany are cited with an overweight vehicle ticket. These overweight tickets (VTL 385-8, 385-9, 385-10). are issued at weighing stations. The fines involved with these violations are excruciatingly high.
All traffic tickets issued in the city of Albany are made returnable to the Albany City Court. The court also handles civil and criminal matters. The civil matters are limited to amounts of dispute of $15,000 or less. Criminal matters are limited to misdemeanors or lesser offenses. However a major portion of the court’s cases are traffic cases.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State traffic ticket defense firm. We have been in operation since 2011. Our firm has handled many cases in the Albany City Court. Attorneys from our firm diligently and persistently pursue the best possible disposition for our clients. The efforts of our team have paid off. Our firm has received hundreds of five-star reviews across many platforms. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office welcomes the most challenging cases and will be glad to review your case in Albany.
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.