Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Lawrence Berezin
Bogus parking tickets are spreading like weeds.
I often wonder whether a parking ticket warrior or cop made a mistake. Or whether they issued a bogus parking ticket. I think the answer is, “That depends.”
- It’s a mistake if a warrior or cop enters N/S of ABC Avenue when you parked on the S/S.
- On the other hand, if a warrior or cops charges you with parking in an unmarked crosswalk at the corner of a ‘T’ intersection, it’s a bogus ticket.
- Likewise, if a warrior or cop charges you with parking your chariot beyond a marked parking space and there are no lines on the street that designate a parking space, it’s a bogus parking ticket.
Above all, what do you do if you get a bogus ticket or a ticket with a mistake? You fight the good fight and beat the evil ticket.
I beat a scam parking ticket.
A client of mine, Wonderful Willie, got an orange epistle for parking beyond a marked parking space. However, there were no lines on the street designating a parking space, as required by the rule.
Bogus sees as bogus does.
Shame on you, Mr. Warrior.
However, the good judge dismissed the bogus parking ticket
Here is Wonderful Willie’s defense certification:
Dear Honorable Judge,
I certify as follows:
I plead not guilty to this parking ticket because:
The violation applies to vehicles that parked beyond a marked parking space. However, I did not park my car beyond any curb or roadway markings designating a parking space because there were no such markings at the place of occurrence entered on the parking ticket.
Therefore, this violation does not apply.
I have submitted a series o exhibits in support of my defenses.
Due to these circumstances, please dismiss the parking ticket.
Wonderful Willie’s Winning Exhibits
These exhibits show that Wonderful Willie parked in a legal parking space. Likewise, it is “Warrior common knowledge” when the parking spaces on the long street of a ‘T’ intersection are legal spaces.
What about a bogus parking ticket for parking in an unmarked crosswalk?
A wonderful friend of New York Parking Ticket, Wilfred Chan, got a bogus parking ticket for parking in an unmarked crosswalk. Meanwhile, it was bogus because the rule plainly requires a roadway to cross through an intersection rather than end at the intersection. Likewise, here’s the definition of a crosswalk (marked and unmarked)
Crosswalk.NYC Traffic rules, 4-01, Words and phrases defined
(i) Marked crosswalk. The term “marked crosswalk” means that part of a roadway definedby two parallel lines or highlighted by a pattern of lines (perpendicular, parallel or diagonal used either separately or in combination) that is intended to guide pedestrians into proper
(ii) Unmarked crosswalk. The term “unmarked crosswalk” means that part of a roadway, other than a marked crosswalk, that is included within the extensions of the sidewalk lines between opposite sides of the roadway at an intersection, provided that (A) the roadway crosses through the intersection rather than ending at the intersection, and/or (B) all traffic on the opposing roadway is controlled by a traffic control device.
Above all, Warriors learn this rule on the first day of Warrior Class. C’mon man, stop issuing scam parking tickets you know are not justified.
Introducing our wonderful friend, Wilfred Chan
Mr. Chan wrote a terrific article for Fast Company testing ChatGPT’s ability to fight his unmarked crosswalk violation, “I asked ChatGPT to contest my parking ticket. What followed was a thing of beauty.”
This article was well-written, thoroughly researched, and remarkably informative. It is well worth your valuable time to check out.
Above all, do you think the Law Firm of Chan and Chat beat this bogus ticket?
Believe it or not
A Warrior strikes again. Mr. Wonderful got an unmarked crosswalk ticket for parking in the same type of legal space on the corner of the long street at a ‘T’ intersection as Mr. Chan. Meanwhile, there’s a popular diagram that the DOT shares on its website:
Moreover, we fought the good fight and beat this bogus parking ticket.
Bogus Parking Ticket F.A.Q’s
We are constantly warned about all sorts of scams. Many types of bad people are trying to steal our money. For example, recently, I received an email on what appeared to be Best Buy stationery warning me that $485 would be deducted from my bank account for my warranty program unless I called a telephone number immediately.
Meanwhile, I was curious about the email and called the number. A barely recognizable voice answered and instructed me that he would need some personal information to prevent the money transfer. When I declined, he started to plead with me for the information—shame on you, Mr. Voice on the phone.
In the same vein, who amongst us hasn’t been warned by a bank about scam messages and phony phone calls? Sadly, in today’s world, a phony phone call isn’t playing a harmless prank. The caller is trying to steal your money.
Similarly, drivers must be on the lookout for bogus parking tickets. These things are being issued by real warriors, which makes them more alarming. Please, be vigilant and do not pay these illegal parking tickets.
Two of the most common all-too-real parking tickets are expired registration and expired inspection. However, just because they are real doesn’t mean they were written correctly. Remember, two wrongs in Parking Ticket Land equal a dismissal.
Here’s a valuable guide to help you determine whether these ubiquitous violations were issued without a mistake. Simply click below, and the guide is yours.