Just because you were given a ticket does not mean that you must plead guilty to the charge. This is evidenced by the recent legal process in which Jeanine Pirro, a former NYS Judge and Westchester County, NY District Attorney, and current Fox News host availed herself to when she was accused of traveling 119 MPH in a 65 MPH zone in the Town of Nichols, NY in Tioga County. As you can imagine, being convicted of doing 54 MPH over the speed limit is a very serious offense. A conviction carries with it severe penalties. The court fine and surcharge would have been Continue reading
Since late 2017 all New York and New Jersey tolls have been cashless. This has caused undue hardship on both EZ Pass and non-EZ Pass users alike. It should have been easy and efficient. If you have an EZ Pass tag it scans it and Continue reading
When it comes to NY DWI and DWI defense, we have all heard people declare that they can drive because they are below the “legal limit.” However, as this article explains there is no “legal limit” in terms of blood alcohol content when it comes to driving while intoxicated in New York State. Continue reading
Reporters at the Pioneer Press of St. Paul, Minnesota conducted an exhaustive, 3 year audit of 224,915 traffic tickets issued in Minnesota over the last three years. In addition to speeding, there are other factors impacting the police’s decision to issue a traffic violation. Continue reading
The lawyers at Palumbo & Associates PC tell people day in and day out that defending a traffic ticket in New York State is no easy matter. It requires legal skill, acumen, and knowledge. It’s not easy and it’s not simply “going to court.” There is true value in what our law firm as speeding and traffic ticket Continue reading
New York State is one of the only states that does not allow for expungement of criminal convictions. However, a new law, Criminal Procedure Law § 160.59, now allows for sealing of more convictions. Continue reading
In a June 12, 2017 NY Post article, it has been reported that a Manhattan federal judge OK’d a $75 million payout from New York City to settle a class-action lawsuit which accused the NYPD of issuing hundreds of thousands of bogus summonses to fill quotas. Continue reading
According to the NYPD, New York City drivers were slapped with 50 percent more speeding and texting tickets so far this year compared with the same period in 2016. There were more speeders caught in the Tottenville section of Staten Island than anywhere else. Continue reading
Commercial drivers and truckers must stay within federal guidelines for hours they are allowed to drive. They must also meticulously document their driving and break times in an industry standard trucking log book.
In New York failure to adhere to the driving schedule or appropriately document the hours in the log book is a misdemeanor. Our law form defends many truckers whom are charged with log book violations. This page is an overview of the rules and regulations regarding trucker drive times.
In my blog post dated March 23, 2017, which you can see here, we explained how CSA points can effect a commercial motor vehicle operator’s job prospects. The CSA enforcement program tracks drivers’ personal accident and driver violations such as moving violations and violations relevant to Continue reading