Schoharie, New York
Schoharie (pronounced: Sko-hairy) is the name of a town and village in Schoharie County. The village is within the town. The origin of the name is Native American and means driftwood. The Town of Schoharie is around forty miles west of Albany at the northern edge of the Catskill Mountains. The population of the town and village combined, as of August of 2022, was 3,091. The town encompasses the hamlets of Central Bridge, East Cobleskill, Howes Cave, and Old Central Bridge. The Village of Schoharie serves as the county seat for Schoharie County. This means all county government offices and courts are located in the village. Town of Schoharie offices are located in the village as well.
Traffic Tickets in Schoharie, New York
Interstate 88 (I-88) runs between the cities of Binghamton and Albany. Going south through Schoharie, the highway is mostly uphill into the Catskills, and there are three lanes. Going north, the highway is mostly downhill and there are two lanes. For the most part, the speed limit is 65 miles per hour. However, motorists often exceed the limit partially because the highway is rarely busy. The I-88 is patrolled by Troop G of the New York State Police. Most of their traffic stops are for speeding violations.
Some traffic stops are conducted on local town roads. New York State Route 30 (NYS-30) runs north-south through the center of the town and the village and serves as its main street. The speed limit is 55 mph in the rural parts of town and goes down to 30 mph in the village and more developed areas. Motorists do not always pay attention to the reduced speeds and are ensnared in a local speed trap. On local streets, traffic stops can be conducted by state troopers and county sheriffs. The village has a small police department that can issue citations for traffic violations that occurred on village roads.
Technically there are two courts, the Schoharie Town Court and the Schoharie Village Court. The village court has jurisdiction over village matters only. The town court has jurisdiction over matters within the town but outside the village. However, there are little practical differences between the courts. The courts are combined; they share the same courtroom and staff.
For any Schoharie traffic ticket there are two options: Plead Guilty and face all consequences of a traffic violation conviction or plead Not Guilty and try to get your charges reduced. Please note, you are eligible to get your ticket reduced even if you have no defense. Furthermore, it can be done without you having to appear in court personally. You can contact the Benjamin Goldman Law Office for more information. Consultations are free.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State traffic ticket defense firm. We are dedicated to fighting traffic related charges issued against our clients. Our lawyers have successfully obtained drastic reductions off serious charges, thereby saving our clients thousands of dollars. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office has been honing its craft in the Catskills for more than ten years. We will be glad to take on your case in Schoharie. You can get in touch with us at your convenience.
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