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
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
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
WABC/Channel 7 news anchor Liz Cho was arrested Tuesday for driving with a suspended license, known as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, NY VTL Sec. 511(a)(1). How does a credible, well known, high profile New York
One of the main decisions you will make after deciding to fight a ticket is to decide whether to retain counsel or go it alone, known in the legal business as being pro se, which is a fancy Latin term for representing yourself in court.
This is the story of one Kevin B. Acevedo, a repeat convicted drunk driver that the NY State has had enough with. Let this prove a cautionary tale as to why you should never, ever drink and drive in New York State. The story starts out routine enough. Back in 2003 Kevin was caught drinking and driving,
Movie stars, ball players, singers, dancers, magicians, circus clowns, and yes, even comedians get speeding tickets. Our office has represented them all. Our most recent famous client is none other than actor, comedian, funny man, and working class “every man” Vic DiBitetto. Vic was recently
The Interstate Driver License Compact is a compact used to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward them to the home state where the driver is licensed. The theory is Continue reading
In an unprecedented lawsuit, the Law Firm of Christopher J. Cassar, Esq., located at 13 East Carver Street, Huntington Village, New York 11743, phone number (631) 271-6596 has commenced a multi count federal class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York under Index Number 15-3097 against the Suffolk County Traffic Violations Bureau, alleging wide spread and systemic civil