Dunkirk, New York
Dunkirk is the name of a town and city in Chautauqua County, New York. The county is part of the Western New York region. Dunkirk is around fifty minutes south of Buffalo. Both sit on Lake Erie and are named after the more famous harbor in France. Dunkirk was initially settled around 1808 and was officially established in 1859. It saw a slow residential and industrial growth period until the Erie Railroad line began servicing the area in the 1900’s.
Dunkirk is considered one geographic location by locals, though the town and city are separate entities and have individual municipal governments, including separate local courts. The town is split in two with a part of the town on each side of the city. As of December of 2021, the town population was 1,454 and the city population was 12,785.
Traffic Tickets in Dunkirk, New York
The New York State Thruway(I-90) runs through the jurisdiction of both the city and the town. The speed limit is 65mph. New York State Troopers patrol the interstate and conduct traffic stops of motorists exceeding the speed limit. Traffic citations are issued on the local streets as well. The main roads include New York State 5 (Lake Shore Drive), New York State Route 60 (Bennett Road/Main Street) County Road 81 (Roberts Drive) and Brigham Road. New York State Police and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department patrol the local roads. In addition, the City of Dunkirk Police Department conduct traffic stops on the city roads.
The court that you go to for your citation depends on the exact location of the alleged violation. Infractions alleged to have been committed within the city boundaries go to the city court and violations alleged to have been committed in the town’s jurisdiction are made returnable to the town court.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
If you received a traffic ticket returnable to the Dunkirk Town Court or Dunkirk City Court, you can contact the Benjamin Goldman Law Office. We offer a free 10-minute consultation and can discuss your options. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York State traffic ticket defense firm. We have been in practice for over a decade and have vast experience in Vehicle & Traffic Law. Our firm has obtained substantial reductions and dismissals on behalf of clients in Chautauqua County. We are ready and willing to take on your case.