If you travel on New York’s Taconic State Parkway watch your speed. The Taconic State Parkway has a notorious reputation of being a speeding, traffic ticket, and moving violation magnet. Only 104 miles long, approximately 8,000 tickets a year are issued on the stretch of road. Moreover, the vast majority of those tickets are given in the Continue reading
Nothing drives us, or any lawyer for that matter, crazier than someone telling us we are wrong because of what a friend, acquaintance, or some dude on a bar stool told them about their case or about the law. No, your friend doesn’t know. They don’t know the law. They don’t know the facts. They don’t know the court. They don’t know your driving history. They don’t know, in plain English, diddly squat about anything. Continue reading
I am often asked by clients when points “come off” their driving record. The simple answer is NEVER. Points or convictions are never taken off of your driving record. They remain forever. However, the infirmaries and problems convictions and points cause diminish over time. The points only cause a problem when you are within a “look back” period for whatever the DMV, your insurance company, or perhaps a job, is looking back for. Continue reading
We know that people don’t get NY speeding tickets only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. In fact, often when you need a lawyer you need them at the oddest hours – 2:00 a.m. Thursday Morning, Midnight Sunday, 9:00 p.m. on a Monday. If YOU ever find yourself in need of a lawyer at anytime of the day or evening or on a holiday, do not hesitate to call us at either our toll free number 1-877-99-No-Tix, or our local number 914-777-2990, because we are open 24 / 7 365 days a year to service your needs.
At Palumbo & Associates, PC, our law firm settles most speeding and moving violation cases through a plea bargain, a method by which we negotiate with the prosecutor as to what you are going to plead guilty to. A classic example is when a person is charged with speeding, NY VTL Sec. 1180 for doing 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, which carries 4 points . Rather then take the case to trial, we’ll negotiate with the prosecution for a parking ticket under NY VTL 1201, Continue reading
On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court, in Utah v. Strieff, limited your 4th Amendment Right against unreasonable search and seizures by trimming back the branches of the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine. However, before you can understand what the Supreme Court did and how it effects you, you need to understand Continue reading
You’re pulled over in a traffic stop, but you weren’t driving. The police start to question you, ask for your ID, and ask to search you. Do you have to comply? What are your rights? Do passengers face the same requirements as those behind the wheel? Continue reading
The New York State Assembly is proposing a bill, sponsored by New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, to allow the police the right to electronically search your mobile phone with a device called a “Textalyzer” to determine if you were using it during a motor vehicle accident. Such inspection would be without a search warrant and as the bill is proposed now only subsequent to an accident. Refusal to surrender a mobile device in your possession for this inspection to the police will result in a suspension of your driver’s license. The bill is being written akin to the “implied consent” regulation similar to submission to a chemical blood alcohol test after being arrested for DWI.
At Palumbo & Associates, PC, we are not just experts in New York speeding and traffic ticket defense. We also represent clients before the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in specialized proceedings and applications to either defend against administrative action taken against a motorist, or to apply to restore or renew
This Blog post has nothing to do with the usual subject matter of this Blog, NY speeding & traffic ticket defense. In fact, it doesn’t even have anything to do with criminal law or anything remotely tangential to traffic law. Rather, it comes to us from the other side of the legal room – civil tort litigation.