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What Truck Drivers SHOULD NOT DO When Issued a Speeding Ticket


truck driver speeding ticketFor the professional truck driver running all 48 states, the odds of receiving a speeding ticket or any other moving violation citation is bound to occur sooner or later.  Anyone running hundreds of thousands of miles per year simply faces odds that are against them.  With the Northeastern area of the United States being the most traveled of all areas in trucking, the odds are even greater.

Knowing what to do and what not to do, will play a huge role in whether the driver wins or loses the case.  The number one mistake truckers make when they receive a moving violation is to plead guilty to the charge.  According to Michael J. Palumbo, principal attorney for the law office of  Palumbo & Kosofsky in Mamaroneck, New York, every truck driver should be prepared to do one thing when faced with a moving violation citation :  They need to attack that ticket.

Traffic attorney Palumbo points out:

“Being charged with speeding is not a conviction.  You need to call our office today to avoid being convicted of a speeding or moving violation.  Whether you were caught in a speed trap, caught by laser, or were stopped by an officer using conventional radar we can help you defend the ticket.  It is essential that you contest and fight all speeding and traffic tickets.  Fighting a speeding ticket is the only way to escape, reduce or eliminate the points and point accrual.   You cannot get out of a speeding ticket by entering a plea of guilty.  You must plead not guilty if charged with a speeding ticket in the state of New York.”

“If you’ve received a New York speeding ticket or other moving violation, you need to attack that ticket, because the fines, penalties, points and additional hidden DMV fines, and a possible increase in insurance premiums can easily cost you over $500.00.   For example, pleading guilty as charged to a routine speeding ticket accusing you of doing a mere 21 miles per hour over the speed limit will cost between the court fines & surcharges and DMV fines a minimum of $475.00  and a maximum of $685.00 plus any insurance increase.”

“The worse thing a professional truck driver can do is to plead guilty to any moving charge.  They absolutely must attack that ticket.”

Mr. Palumbo’s law office is located at:

1600 Harrison Avenue
Suite 306
Mamaroneck,  NY  10543

If you receive a moving violation of any kind, anywhere in the state of New York,  contact the law office of Palumbo & Kosofsky before you do anything else.  Their record for defeating moving citations against truck drivers speaks for itself.

Allen Smith

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  2. Judy

    I tried hiring one of those ‘for truckers’ lawyers once. They were a great help. It only cost me $100 to shuffle money from my pocket to the court.

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