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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

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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

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Since the beginning of 2017 New York State has made being window tint compliant a requirement to pass the required annual safety and emissions inspection. New York’s Window Tint Law is contained in NY VTL Sec. 375 12-a. Continue reading

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The number of points you will receive for being convicted of a New York State speeding ticket varies depending upon how fast over the speed limit you were convicted of exceeding. Speeding from 1 – 10 MPH over the limit is a 3 point violation. Speeding from 11-20 MPH over the limit is a 4 point violation. Speeding from 21 – 30 MPH over the limit is a 6 point violation. Speeding from 31 – 40 MPH over the limit is an 8 point violation. Speeding 41+ MPH over the limit is an 11 point violation. But wait, there’s more.  Continue reading

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The CSA is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s data driven safety compliance and enforcement program.  The CSA score affects any interstate carrier that has a US DOT number. The CSA enforcement program tracks drivers’ personal accident history. The number of accidents truckers have, whether ore not their fault or not, determine what type of action the CSA may take against them, if an employer will hire them, and if a shipper will employ the trucking company. Continue reading

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When you pay a speeding ticket or other moving violation, the local justice court and town or village that hears your case profits greatly from the fines you pay. The latest statistics paint a grim picture of the cash grab out of the local courts. In 2015 alone 11 local Westchester County town and village traffic courts collected  Continue reading