Southampton, New York
Southampton is a town and village in Suffolk County, New York. The village is within the town. Southampton is most well known as the location of The Hamptons, a popular summer destination for the wealthy. However, contrary to its reputation, there are numerous middle-class neighborhoods in Southampton. In the 201o census, the town's median household income was $53,887.
Southampton is a large town, covering 295 square miles. The Atlantic Ocean forms the entire southern line of the town. The bay between the two Long Island forks forms the town’s northern border. To its east is East Hampton and to its west is Brookhaven. Southampton encompasses seven villages and sixteen hamlets. The villages are North Haven, Quogue, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Southampton, Westhampton Beach, and West Hampton Dunes. As of March of 2023, the total population was estimated at 69, 000. The population increases in the summer months.
Traffic Tickets in Southampton, New York
The main road in Southampton is New York State Route 27 (NYS-27). This road starts out in Queens and runs the length of the southern half of Long Island. The form of the NYS-27 changes a few times in Southampton, as does its name. As the NYS-27 enters Southampton from the west, it is known as the Sunrise Highway. At this point, the highway is two lanes in each direction with wide shoulders and a wide median. The speed limit is 55 mph.
As the NYS-27 enters Shinnecock Hills, its makeup and name change. The lanes narrow and the road turns into a main drag and commercial area. The speed limit is reduced to 35 miles per hour. In this area, the NYS-27 is known as the Southampton Bypass and the POW/MIA Memorial Highway. The NYS-27 continues east and when it reaches the Water Mill area, the road narrows to one lane in each direction. The NYS-27 now goes by the name Montauk Highway. It continues this way westward until it reaches the tip of Long Island at Montauk Point.
Most traffic stops in Southampton occur on the NYS-27. In the western part of the town, the NYS-27 is patrolled by New York State Police. They conduct many traffic stops, mostly for speeding violations. Due to the straight and wide nature of the road, many motorists end up speeding. We have seen many traffic citations issued in this area charging motorists with speeding in the 80-mph range. On local streets most traffic stops are conducted by officers of the Southampton Police Department.
Traffic citations in Southampton are mostly adjudicated in the Southampton Justice Court (Town of Southampton Justice Court). The court is located at 32 Jackson Avenue in the Hamlet of Hampton Bays. This court currently has four town justices and handles all criminal, civil, traffic, and parking violations. The hours of operation are Monday -Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Criminal arraignments can take place in the evenings and weekends.
Please note that five of the seven Southampton villages have their own justice courts. They are Quogue, Sag Harbor, Southampton, Westhampton Beach, and West Hampton Dunes. This means any violation alleged to have occurred within those villages will be adjudicated in the relevant village court.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
If you receive a traffic ticket in Southampton, whether the town or the village, you can reach out to the Benjamin Goldman Law Office. We are a law firm that mostly handles traffic ticket cases, and we have a proven track record that speaks for itself. Our attorneys have successfully handled many Southampton cases and our firm will be glad to take on your case. We will also be able to go to court instead of you. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office provides all motorists with free consultations.
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.