Last Updated on November 8, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
There are some sure-fire ways to beat an NYC parking ticket
- To get off to a good start to beat an NYC parking ticket, please, I beseech you to take a. bunch of photos before leaving the toxic parking space.
- Make sure to include your car in the parking space (showing the license plate), and both sides of the parking signs in front of and to the rear of your car.
- But, remember to show the address of the parking space by capturing the numbers of the buildings and the street signs on the corner
I can’t tell you how many wonderful, intelligent members of the driving public say, oops, when I ask “did you take a photo?”
Or, there is a beautiful photo of your car but with no way to identify where it was parked
In the same vein, what rule regulated the parking space? A beautiful photo is worthless unless a judge can tell exactly where and when it was parked at the location
Table of Contents
- There are some sure-fire ways to beat an NYC parking ticket
- PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
- Meanwhile, can you guess the most ticketed neighborhoods in NYC?
- Here’s one for all the pestered “out-of-towners.”
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PLACE OF OCCURRENCE
- Always, without fail, check for omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements on the front of your parking ticket. If you find a mistake, you win upon application. Pay special attention to the “place of occurrence.” A warrior is required to describe the exact location where he/she alleges you committed your parking crime.
- The warrior must insert, front of, opposite of, or provide an UNAMBIGUOUS detailed description ( I call ’em pirate treasure map descriptions)
For example, you may find, “W/S of Berry St 30 ft S/ of N 7th Street on the front of your parking ticket. This means the West side of Berry Street, 30 feet South of North 7th Street. Please be sure this address is accurate.
You can check for accuracy by looking at Google Maps with Street View; Interactive Maps on our website; Find a Sign or Address, on our website, among other available tools
Meanwhile, can you guess the most ticketed neighborhoods in NYC?
Likewise, how do you prove a location that does NOT exist? Here’s a terrific tip I learned from a parking ticket expert, Louis Camporeale, who wrote “The New York City Parking Survival Guide, 2007 (Parking Pal Company).” You can find the book at Amazon.com. I call this my Elvis Presley Defense. Return to sender, address unknown, no such number, no such phone:
Mail a letter to the non-existent address, addressed to “occupant.” Please include your legible return address with your name on the front of the letter
The US Postal Service will return your undeliverable letter to you marked with the Elvis Presley Defense, which you can submit to the judge to prove there is no such address
Here’s one for all the pestered “out-of-towners.”
- A parking ticket warrior is required to insert the month and year your vehicle registration expires IF IT IS DISPLAYED ON YOUR PLATES or windshield.
However, some warriors with rickety knees will not bend down to check their plate, and instead, will insert either, “N/S” or “N/A” on the front of your parking ticket
In short, I recommend you fight this parking ticket!
When you’re right-FIGHT! It may take a little time to fight, but every time we apply for a reduced fine (no longer available), or worse, pay the full fine on a parking ticket that is “reducible,” we are empowering the warriors to issue defective, or are defensible and take your cash. Better yet, it is wrong!
Don’t sit on your comfortable couch and let the other guy do it.
A warrior or cop is compelled to enter certain tiny bits of information on the front of an NYC parking ticket to establish a prima facia case. However, if any of this information is omitted, misdescribed, or illegible, you win (as long as you present the proper proof, properly.
Therefore, the more you can learn about these elements, the better your chances are to beat the Evil Empire.
So, here’s a brief guide that will make you a better parking ticket fighter!