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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by David

    Failure to move over for an emergency vehicle violation

    Was traveling eastbound on I84 in the Town of Patterson, Putman County, NY. I came around a curve and saw a New York State Police car on the side of the road with his emergency lights flashing. There was no one in front or behind him, he was sitting alone. I had enough time to slow down and pull over a little before I passed him. 30 seconds later he was in my rear view, pulling me over and issued me a failure to move over ticket. Did not pull fully over to the left lane. This was the first time I have been pulled over in 25 years. Thanks to Michael Palumbo and his team my three point moving violation was reduced to a zero point ticket.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Keith

    Definitely earned their fee

    I am very pleased with the responsiveness and attention to detail that the Attorneys at Michael Palumbo's office provided. With great effort the cases were resolved. One dismissed and the others reduced. I would definitely recommend their services.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Denise Jensen

    Michael Palumbo Gets speeding Ticket Reduced to Parking Violation!

    Michael Palumbo and firm was hired to represent me in three serious traffic violations that occurred in a three month span. On Monday he got my first 4 point speeding ticket reduced to a parking violation. I am under 21 and all my tickets would put 10 points on my license and I would have hefty fines, increase in insurance and other NYS penalties. Mr. Palumbo and as his staff follow-up without prompting, are extremely knowledgable, know all the town courts and are trustworthy. He is worth every penny!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Rob

    He rocks!

    I have no idea how he pulled it off (in Manhattan, the black hole of tickets) but he got two violations dismissed. It was simple, I paid the fee and they did the rest, I sat back and relaxed while they did the work. Awesome job!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Palumbo is the best Traffic Ticket attorney!!

    I am so "Happy", the case was won! The ticket was a sham, just another speed trap. The police car was set/parked across the street and to the left sitting in waiting just like a lion waiting to pounce. The whole scene played out dozens of times during the month, the officer asking what, why, we where doing in that part of town, since we were not members of the community.. Yes, we were innocent and the local police were not. Thank You! Attorney Palumbo for all your hard work and for believing in our innocence.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Moise

    84/65

    The team at your firm was very professional .They took the time to listen to my case despite of my language barrier. Thank you for being able to reduce the charge of a 4 point speeding violation 84/65 to the charge of
    0 point unattended vehicle ticket I am glad I find an excellent lawyer to represent me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sidney

    Michael does it again!

    I believe this is my second or third review on Michael Palumbo.... He never ceases to amaze me. Case after case. Ticket after ticket. I just learned today that my cell phone ticket (which carries five points in NYC) was dismissed and I was found NOT GUILTY. If you're looking for the BEST, there's only one call to make... Call Michael Palumbo!! Thank you again Michael!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Thomas

    REVIEW

    I contacted Mr.Palumbo for advice on getting my license back after I was denied by the dmv for restoration. Every lawyer I spoke to said there was nothing I could do. When I spoke to Michael he said I should pay him $500 so he could "look at my records" and he has helped many people in my same senecio. After I payed him he called and asked me a buch of questions that he should have known the answers to since he "had my records" then said there is nothing he could do. Ppaying $500 to "review there record" and then giving no help. I should have listened to the other lawyers I spoke too. But he offered me hope.... False hope.

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    Michael J Palumbo’s response: “We were hired us for what a lot of hire us for - reviewing the denial of relicensing after more than 2 lifetime DWI convictions. In other words, this client had at least 3 lifetime DWI convictions. NY is the toughest state to get your driving privileges restored after at least 2 DWI convictions. There is a confusing and complex matrix of rules that apply, and what if anything someone can do to obtain driving privileges turns on the specifics of their lifetime driving history, the content of the DMV denial letter, and their rational for denying relicensing. An overview of the new regulations can be found on my web site here: http://www.attackthatticket.com/relicensing_after_alcohol_conviction.html The simple fact of the matter is that before I can advise someone on what, if anything, they can do to restore NY privileges I must review their denial letter, review the regulations, and then intelligently interview them about particulars of their lifetime driving history. When this commenter alleges that I "should have know" certain things that is a lie because while the denial letter state convictions dates and points accrued, which are all relevant as to the severity of the relicensing hold, they do not detail which of the 1,400 courts of the State of New York they were convicted. I need to know this because sometimes the difference between a lifetime revocation and immediate restoration is going back to a court of conviction years earlier and commencing a special proceeding to vacate that conviction. Sometimes just removing one of several minor convictions is all it takes. Our office practices traffic ticket defense throughout NY, and as such we are familiar with all courts. Some will just reject the appeal, so I want to know the names of each court so that I, through my vast years of knowledge and experience, can advise my client to choose the best court to make such a request. This initial review of records, regulations, and client interview is the necessary first step required to advise the client not with guesses but with accuracy and certitude. The commenter is correct in that other lawyers simply say that there is nothing that can be done, but there is ALWAYS SOMETHING that can be done. I know because I do this for clients all the time. The question really is whether it is practical and cost effective to do, and of course clients always what to know what the chances of success are. None of these questions can be answered without taking the first step of this initial review and consultation, which I did in this case. My office has been successful for numerous clients in restoring their driving privileges or taking them from a permanently ineligible status to a 5 year hold status in which their driving privileges would be restored after 5 years. We have done this in several ways. In some cases courts reported 2 DWI convictions to the DMV when it should have only been one and on that correction privileges were restored. In others we identified an error of driving history with the DMV and upon that correction the client was eligible. In other cases we vacated old moving violation convictions and the client was eligible. There are also cases of which the driving record is so terrible that there is virtually no chance of success, and in others while there is a viable option the investment required is more than the client can afford. Whatever the case, the client hires us to review and interpret fact, regulation, and law, apply the facts to the law, and explain it to him in plain English and give him legal advice on what can be done going forward to meet his goals. That is what this client purchased, and that is what this client received. In his case there is something that can be done, but he chooses not to undertake. This is because he has a horrific driving history, so he made a cost / benefit decision that the required investment was not worth the low odds of success.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Brian

    Professional and responsive

    Michael Palumbo and his associates handled my speeding ticket in an efficient and successful manner. Distance prohibited me from going to court myself. While they couldn't make promises, their defense reduced my 4 point ticket to no points and a reasonable fine.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    A defence against runaway ticketing

    I was given 3 tickets for three supposed infractions that happened in the space of 2 minutes at 4:00 am on a deserted highway. Had it been one or even two tickets I would have just paid them. Thank you Mr. Palumbo for helping us fight overzealous troopers.

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