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Michael J Palumbo

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  1. Mt. Tabor VT - alleged speeding ticket in a notoriously vicious set-up of a trap

    Posted by R2,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.

    Hired Mike P today after a FREE and lengthy consultation/explanation over the phone regarding an alleged speeding ticket in Mt Tabor, VT (en-route north to Killington from NY). Professional, confident, encouraging and EXPERIENCED. I feel comfortable that I left the matter in excellent, professional hands with Mike P to assist with a great resolution. Fingers crossed and completely confident in Mike Palumbo!

  2. case dismissed.

    Posted by Edison,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.

    I got a moving violation in Ny, but am from NJ wich include 3 points in my license after talking to M. Palumbo he took my case and did everything he need it to do and to make sure my license stays clean after a couple of months my ticket was dismissed. Thank you.

  3. worth the fee

    Posted by Michele,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.

    Responded to my inquiry right away. Clearly explained the process for representation. Everything was done through the mail. Best of all, my 6 point speeding ticket was dismissed.

  4. Responsive, Communicative but Not Impressed with His Efforts

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    • I do not recommend Michael Palumbo.

    I received a 4-point speeding ticket after being charged with going over 70 mph in a 55 mph zone in New York State. Immediately, I plead not guilty and began researching traffic ticket-specific attorneys and was very impressed with Mr. Palumbo, his track record and reviews from others who were charged with similar violations.

    I hired Mr. Palumbo for his flat fee of $495 with no guarantees expected. Cripes...his firm even goes to court on your behalf to fight your ticket! Or so I thought. Less than a week before my pre-trial date, I received a notice that my ticket issue was resolved and that he had plead guilty on my behalf for a measly 1-point reduction. So my ticket ended up being a violation of running a stop sign with a 3-point penalty. Countless others with the same 4-point charge on this site were left with a 2-point charge or had their points dropped to zero as Mr. Palumbo told me he could do.

    Although Mr. Palumbo was very professional and responsive, I was expecting him or one of the other firm's attorneys to fight their hardest and actually go to court for me to get the "best possible outcome," in his own words. Several other attorneys could have plead guilty through mail on my behalf for a lot less money with the same outcome, but I hired him specifically with the expectation of the firm showing up to court and using his cross examination of an officer techniques in the 2007 periodical to which he contributed. Honestly, he did not fight as hard as he could have, in my opinion, for the money. Overall, I would not recommend him.

    1. Michael J Palumbo

      Michael Palumbo

      Lawyer Comment:

      This comment is the very reason why people should retain counsel - to protect themselves from themselves. What this former client does not understand is as follows: Yes, while we did plead him guilty for a 1 point reduction we plead him guilty to a 3 point NON-SPEEDING ticket. This was a great outcome although not seemingly so, because we got him a conviction OUT OF SPEED. That is always the exigency in a speeding ticket case to get the client out of speed, because speeding causes amplifying problems on ones driving record.

      What this former client did not tell you, because he does not understand the significance of it, was that in the past 18 months he 1 prior speeding conviction. Once a person receives 3 speeding convictions in an 18 month period his NYS license or privileges are revoked. So had I turned this offer down I would have risked having my client found guilty of a speeding ticket, and then if he had received another one and been found guilty he would have lost his license.

      In this case, we acted in the most prudent way possible. Our clients insurance did not go up and he is not in danger of losing his NYS driver's license or privileges if he gets a speeding conviction in the future. Moreover, we saved our client time and money by getting his personal appearance waived from court. All and all, this client benefited greatly from the service.

      Posted 24 days ago. Flag

  5. Excellent Traffic Violation Attorney's

    Posted by Timothy,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.

    They kept me informed along the way. They were honest and my result
    was about what we expected favorable with no surprises. I would refer them
    and use them again if I ever needed to.

  6. I Didn't Win My Red Light Ticket in NYC

    Posted by Eleni,
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    • I do not recommend Michael Palumbo.

    I was tail gating and accidentally blew a red light one night on my way home on a busy stop and go queens avenue. The very tall van I was tailgating blew a yellow light and I assumed it was yellow for me too until I got pulled over by the officer sitting at the cross section perpendicular to my light. I hired Mr. Palumbo based upon all the reviews on this site. After reading about all the 6 point violations being dismissed to misdemeanors and such, I was honestly hopeful that my case would fare better after hiring him to defend me but it unfortunately didn't end up that way. Over the phone he stated "Adjourn, adjourn, adjourn. The more you adjourn the better your chances". He adjourned once and then lost the case. Sucks for me. I was sent a letter in the mail but never received it (It may or may not be his fault), I was sent an email which I also didn't receive (It may or may not be his fault) and I never got a courtesy phone call because he has THOUSANDS of cases he is dealing with, so I lost my chance for an appeal. I'm out the $500.00 I paid him, I got 3 points on my license, and I had to pay the ticket as well as penalties for not paying on time. How this guy sleeps at night is beyond me. I would have been better off fighting this ticket on my own but I had a 5 month old and 3 year old at home (at the time) that I needed to lug with me everywhere I went (including the dirty DMV). I figured an ex officer could take care of a ticket like mine with his eyes closed but I rolled the dice on him and ended up with snake eyes. Instead of Mr. Palumbo I should have hired a nanny and fought this ticket myself.

    1. Michael J Palumbo

      Michael Palumbo

      Lawyer Comment:

      This client had unrealistic expectations of what a lawyer can and cannot do for them. The NYC traffic court has a no plea bargaining policy. Unless you fight the case you are found guilty 100% of the time. We tell this to every client. In this person's case she confesses here that she was driving dangerously and in addition to blowing the red light was also following another vehicle too closely. She complains but fails to point out that she was not found guilty tailgating.

      Another misleading statement is that she fails to point out that her case was adjourned TWICE before going to trial. After 2 adjournments we cannot get anymore without the approval of a DMV hearing officer. In this case had we not conducted the trial the court would have suspended her license until the next court date. Obviously taking the case to trial rather than getting her license suspended was the better course of action.

      We always point out to our clients that in the NYC traffic court clients are going to lose on occasion. This is not a reflection of the effectiveness of the law firm but just the nature of a bi-lateral fight - whenever 2 combatants go into a competition one has to lose. Indeed, we even state so much in our retainer agreement, which she and every client signs:

      "Please note that we do not guarantee a particular or even favorable result. In other words, we might be unsuccessful at negotiating a favorable plea bargain or obtaining a pre-trial dismissal and we might thereafter lose at trial. You might be found guilty of the charge or charges you are currently facing despite our best efforts."

      We cannot be clearer in how we explain the service when you retain us for a NYC traffic ticket. Furthermore, whereas here the client confesses that they were engaged in several vehicle and traffic violations and driving dangerously the odds of prevailing upon a clean sweep diminish greatly.

      In addition, we are careful to advertise on both of our web sites exactly what goes on in the NYC traffic court and the particular challenges motorists face there. You can check them out yourself: http://www.attackthatticket.com/new-york-city-tickets.html, http://www.mpalumbolaw.com/new-york-city-ticket-defense.html.

      The client also complains that she did not receive notice of her conviction until after her time to appeal had expired. This is an out and out lie. We keep meticulous records here. We took this client's case to trial on 9/11/14. On 9/12/14 we e-mailed the results and payment instruction to the client at the e-mail address she had provided, and we also regular mailed it to her at her address which she had also provided and which was consistent with that of which was on record with the NYS DMV. At no time did we get a message that her e-mail was undeliverable, nor did the letter we mail get returned to us.

      In the closing e-mail we told her specifically what she was convicted of, how to pay and sent her a link to click on so she could pay it online, provided her with the deadline date for payment, provided her with a link to take an online course to have the points scrubbed from her record, and provided her with information about possible other fines levied by the DMV, what to look out for, and a link to pay if she was subject to more fines.

      She claims here that she did not receive any closing documents, however she admitted to me on the phone that she did receive it but that her life is so busy that she had not checked her regular mail or e-mail until early November. How is this possibly the fault of our office? Does she realistically believe that we should know the social calendars of our clients? What does this tell you about the character and credibility of the person making the complaint? We did everything we were supposed to do and gave her great service. She certainly received the benefit of her bargain and has no right to complain.

      Posted about 2 months ago. Flag

  7. VERY good experience

    Posted by Mary,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.

    I was very skeptical about using a service to assist in fighting my ticket,.
    I also felt I was I unjustly punished for the offense.
    Michael Palumbo from the start was professional,
    Confident, articulate, and responsive. The few times I called the office I was greeted by a professional staff or Mike himself. I always felt satisfied after a conversation with him. My case was dismissed and I am grateful. I would definitely use his services again and recommend them to others. Thank you Mike and your staff!

    1. Michael J Palumbo

      Michael Palumbo

      Lawyer Comment:

      I believe this client thought that a 1 was a high rating and a 5 was a low rating. As you can see, our office got the case totally dismissed and the client is willing to use our services again. That's a 5 out of 5 in my book!

      Posted about 2 months ago. Flag

  8. Speeding ticket in Vermont

    Posted by Marina, a Speeding Ticket client,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.
    • I hired Michael 1-6 months ago.
    • Michael handled my Speeding / Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I would highly recommend Mr. Palumbo and his professional team. The case of a speeding ticket was handled with high professional standards and was positively resolved with the best possible outcome.

  9. Very happy customer.. :-)

    Posted by a Speeding Ticket client,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.
    • I hired Michael 6-12 months ago.
    • Michael handled my Speeding / Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    If you're looking for a really great attorney for your traffic tickets, call this firm. They are just amazing. I had 2 traffic violations (4 + 6 points). When I spoke to Mike, he mentioned that he will get 10 points down to at least 4 point violations. It just took me 2 emails and a phone call and these guys got my 10 point tickets down to 0 point violations. This was totally unexpected. I am very happy with the service provided and will definitely recommend this firm to my friends.

  10. Parks Department Speeding Ticket

    Posted by Michael, a Speeding Ticket client,
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    • I recommend Michael Palumbo.
    • I hired Michael 6-12 months ago.
    • Michael handled my Speeding / Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    I got a 4 point speeding ticket from a Parks Department office on the Taconic Parkway.
    I didn't want to take the hit on the points OR insurance, but never had much luck fighting tickets myself.
    "Your honor, he's a PARKS Department Cop!!" would have been my only defense!
    Palumbo & Associates was able to get it knocked down to parking in front of a fire hydrant...
    Who knew the Taconic even HAD fire hydrants!?

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