Mount Vernon, New York Speeding & Traffic Ticket Defense
Our City of Mount Vernon, New York speeding and traffic ticket defense lawyers at Palumbo & Associates, PC can represent you when charged in Mount Vernon City Court when charged with speeding, NY VTL § 1180, or any other moving violation. Located at 30 Roosevelt Square E., Mount Vernon, NY 10550-2060, the court is a high volume court of general jurisdiction for all matters that occur in the City of Mount Vernon. Our lawyers can go to court for you in Mount Vernon on all charges such as reckless driving, NY VTL § 1212, aggravated unlicensed operation, NY VTL § 511, uninsured operation, NY VTL § 319, improper turn, NY VTL § 1163, lane violations, NY VTL § 1128, as well as stop sign violations, NY VTL § 1172 and red light violations, NY VTL § 1111. In addition, many unauthorized possession of marijuana charges are written in Mount Vernon, NY Penal Law § 221.05, as well as disorderly conduct, NY Penal Law § 240.20. Our office can represent you against all of those charges.
Small in size but large in volume, Mount Vernon, NY is the only 4.4 square miles yet the third largest and the most densely populated city in Westchester County. 68,381 people, 27,048 households, and 18,432 families resided in the city.Case Study – Mount Vernon City Court
Our client was charged in the Mount Vernon City Court with NY VTL § 1174 – passing a stopped school bus. AFTER the stop the police realized that his license was suspended and charged him with that crime. In a search incident to arrest the police found marijuana in his possession and charged him with UPM, NY Penal Law § 221.05. But for the predicate stop for passing a stopped school bus the police would never have been able to find out about and charge my client with the other two, more serious counts. Consequently, it was imperative that I undermine the stop on passing a stopped school bus.
The matter was set down for a probable cause hearing; i.e., a mini trial to determine whether there was probable cause to stop my client at the outset. If the court found that there was, the case would have continued. If the court found that there was not then the entire case would have to be dismissed because all of the evidence would have been gleaned illegally as “fruit of the poisonous tree” and could not be entered into evidence at trial.
At the hearing our office established that our client had less than 2 seconds to stop when traveling at the speed limit of 30 MPH. We successfully argued that based on reaction time and the kenitic energy of a vehicle that it would have been impossible for our client to come to a safe stop with only a distance of no more than 88 feet (the distance a vehicle covers in 2 seconds doing 30 MPH) before he was abreast of the bus. The passing a stopped school bus ticket was dismissed; all of the other evidence of illegality was deemed invalid for trial and suppressed; we then moved to dismiss the entire bill and it was granted.
This is the high level of service and skill you receive when you retain the speeding, traffic, and auto crimes lawyers at Palumbo & Associates, PC to defend you before the Vernon City Court or any other court in the State of New York.