Columbia, New York
Not to be confused with Columbia County, New York.
Columbia is a town in Herkimer County, New York. As of April of 2022, the population was 1,544. The town is located around twenty miles south-east from the City of Utica and around 80 miles west of Albany. The town of Columbia was settled in the late 1700’s by German migrants and was initially called “Coonradstown”. There is no record of why the name was changed to Columbia. Columbia covers thirty five square miles and is made up of numerous hamlets. They are: Cedarville, Columbia Center, Dennison Corners, Elizabethtown, Getman Corners, Kingdom, Millers Mills Crossing, North Columbia, South Columbia, Spinnerville and Youngs Crossings.
Traffic Tickets in Columbia, New York
The town of Columbia does not have its own police department. New York State Police and the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Department serve as the town’s law enforcement. They both conduct vehicle stops for alleged traffic violations. All their citations are adjudicated at the Town of Columbia Justice Court . The court is located on Columbia Center Road in the Hamlet of Columbia Center. The court handles various traffic violations, including driving with expired inspection and equipment violation. Speeding is a commonly issued charge as well. The speed limit in Columbia fluctuates between 55 miles per hour and 30 miles per hour, with the latter being posted inside the hamlets. This significant drop in speed acts as a speed trap and results in numerous traffic stops. Drivers are often pulled aside for speeding on County Route 18 (Jordanville Road) as they enter Columbia Center. Another large road that sees frequent traffic stops is the north-south bound New York State Route 28 in the northeast corner of town.
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The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State law firm. Our exclusive area of practice is defending violations of Vehicle & Traffic Law. Our firm has been assisting motorists in Herkimer County for more than eleven years. The testimonials we have received showcase our ability to deliver quality results, and attest to our claim that we focus on client satisfaction. When fighting your charge, we focus on point reduction first and foremost. Our attorneys can go to court instead of you as well. For more information on our services, feel free to get in touch with us.
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