Last Updated on August 3, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Have you ever prepared and filed an NYC parking ticket appeal?
If so, then you know the frustration of fighting your parking ticket, losing the original hearing, filing an appeal and losing again. Man-o-live, talk about adding insult to injury because only 13% of all appeals are reversed. What if you could significantly increase your chances of winning an appeal?
I win 50% – 60% of my appeals. Although I am not thrilled with that stat, it is better than the normal NYC parking ticket appeal rate.
I’d like to share some tips I’ve learned about beating the odds and winning an appeal.
Failure to display a valid inspection sticker
There are rogue warriors that will issue a parking ticket when they see a chariot bearing NY plates, an NYC registration sticker on the windshield, and a current out-of-state inspection sticker. They prefer to shoot first, issue a parking ticket, and let the driver convince a judge she wasn’t required to have her car inspected yet.
“If you become a resident of NYS and register your vehicle in NYS, your out-of-state inspection remains valid. The out-of-state certificate or inspection sticker issued in your name is valid until it expires, or for one year after the vehicle is registered in NYS, whichever comes first. When your out-of-state inspection expires, you must get the vehicle inspected in NYS.” NY DMV
There are some rogue judges that will find your guilty, anyway
Despite presenting the proper proof, properly, there are some rogue judges that will still find you guilty of failing to display a valid inspection sticker under the circumstances described above.
What should you do?
Continue fighting the good fight and file an NYC parking ticket appeal.
The winning appeal
Here’s the Addendum to Section C of the application to appeal that I attached to the winning appeal. I never limit my reasons for the appeal to the few lines on the form. I always attach an addendum.
Justice was served. My client’s parking ticket was reversed on appeal and dismissed.