Eastchester New York Traffic Court Lawyer
The Eastchester, New York speeding and traffic court is located at 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709. It meets every Tuesday and Wednesday for speeding and traffic matters. Our lawyers and attorneys at Palumbo & Associates, PC advocate for you to preserve your driving history and avoid insurance increases and license suspensions. We defend you in Eastchester Town Court against speeding, VTL § 1180, stop sign, VTL § 1172, cell phone, VTL § 1225, and any other traffic ticket moving violation you may receive in Eastchester, NY.
Many police agencies return traffic tickets to the Eastchester Town Court. In addition to the Eastchester Police, the Westchester County Police return speeding tickets to the Eastchester Town Court from the Hutchinson River Parkway, Cross County Parkway, and Bronx River Parkway. There are standing speed traps in Eastchester, New York on both California Road and Wilmont Road, as well as routine surveillance of traffic lights for running a red light, NY VTL § 1111, and the stop sign in Chester Heights at the intersection of Alden Place and New Rochelle Road by the exit from the Cross County is also sat on by local cops.Case study, Eastchester Town Court, Eastchester, NY
This was not a speeding ticket but a much more serious matter. My client was a 20 year old who was home from college. He put a message on his Facebook page to the effect of “parents away, having a party tonight.” No mention of alcohol or drugs were being provided, just that he was having friends over.
Apparently the Eastchester Police have nothing better to do than monitor social media, as their crack detective squad saw this dastardly post. That evening they went to the residence. Sure enough, my client had a group of friends over. There was no noise complaint. There was no large crowd, just a gathering of high school friends him from school. The police creeped around the house and saw an open back door, through which they could see – gasp – beer bottles and – double gasp – people holding them as well. That was all it took for an all out frontal assault that Elliot Ness would have been proud of. My client was served with possession of, and serving alcohol to, underage drinkers (the people there all ranged from age 20 to 21).
The constitutional violations – where to I begin? On what planet does one extrapolate “parents away, having a party tonight” to imply a booze fueled, drug infested, hedonistic bash? How to the police believe such a statement as reasonable suspicion to believe that a crime was going to be committed. Continuing on – where was the probable cause to go into the back yard of the property, well within the curtilage where one reasonably expects privacy without a warrant when there is no indication that anything illegal was happening. But then, the creme dela crème, where do we get from seeing alcohol to probable cause that the host provided it, and even if he did provide it that the drinkers were under 21 years of age. In other words, this case had more constitutional violations than an onion has skin.
Needless to say, I let both the judge and prosecutor know how many constitutional violations this case had. I let them know verbally and then when that did not work, I let them know in writing. Needless to say, case dismissed upon my written application to suppress evidence because it was gleaned as fruits of the poisonous tree.