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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

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Each and Everyday in New York, people are arrested when the initial contact with the police is from a simple motor vehicle stop. When you find yourself pulled over by the police, this tips will avoid having the situation escalate beyond a traffic stop.  Continue reading

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Since Friday January 27th  the world has gone nuts over President Trump’s Executive Order banning immigration from certain countries. Even though I am a NY traffic ticket defense lawyer, I thought this to be a good time to analyze legally what’s really going on. The 2 main issues are the authority to issue an Executive Order, and what it means to have Due Process rights in the United States.

What an Executive Order Is

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Under NY law, there are instances when the ticket a cop wrote is invalid on its face and, if you know the law cannot be enforced in court and must be dismissed. However, this knowledge and legal work must be known and done by YOU, because the court is not there to be your advocate. The circumstances which give rise to your ticket being invalid on its face is when  Continue reading

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Often time when accused of a crime or traffic infraction people want to explain their side of the story to defend themselves. This is often not wise, as what people believe will exonerate them often ends up helping the prosecution’s case in convicting them. This is because  Continue reading