Last Updated on September 25, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
3 NYC Parking Tickets: Can you figure out the winning defenses?
Here are the rules of engagement:
-Examine the front of each of the NYC parking tickets
-Do your homework and figure out a winning defense by using the resources available to all of us (Resources)
-Share your winning defense as a comment to this blog post
Without further adieu, let the games begin!
Parking ticket #1
What’s the winning defense?
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Hint: It is an omitted required element.
The rear plate of the Kia:
Parking Ticket #2
What are the winning defenses?
[alert type=”success” icon-size=”normal”]Hint: The place of occurrence was misdescribed. Why?[/alert]
Parking Ticket #3
What is the winning defense?
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Spoiler Alert-Winning defense
Warriors gave these three parking tickets to three wonderful members of the driving public. Instead of paying the tickets, “No Questions Asked,” they signed up for our Premium Service and asked a simple question, “Can you beat these tickets?” I did my homework and unearthed winning defenses for all three tickets, submitted ’em online, and Parking Ticket Judges did the right thing and dismissed the tickets.
None of these three parking tickets were scam tickets issued by rogue agents. They were issued in good faith believing a violation occurred…
-For example, in parking ticket #1, we raised the lazy warrior defense. This defense is available to vehicles registered out of state that are required to display month/year stickers on their license plates (registration expiration date). However, many Warriors have bad knees and don’t bend down to check out the plate (or sometimes the stickers are on the rear plate which would require walking to the rear of the car and bending down). These lazy Warriors enter, “NS or NA” instead of the month/year the registration expired.
-For example, in parking ticket #2, the Warrior had bad handwriting (some of the required elements were “illegible”) and he didn’t attend the class on how to enter the place of occurrence in the correct format. A place of occurrence must unambiguously describe a unique parking space. There are three accepted formats:
- Metes and Bounds
C/O stands for “corner of” and can never, ever be used to enter a place of occurrence.
-For example, in parking ticket #3, the addendum should have included days and times not just times. The Warrior understood what the addendum sign was supposed to mean and based the ticket on his imagination. Luckily for our client, the ticket was issued between 9-10:30 am and the sign clearly stated that meters were not in effect. We won! A Parking Ticket Judge again did the right thing by not finding the “messenger” guilty (Off with the head of the signmaker!)
Whether you contact me for help, use a parking ticket app or other parking ticket fighter service, or do your homework and figure out if you have a winning defense, please, I urge you never, ever pay a parking ticket, “no questions asked.” Don’t be like the lazy Warrior and pay a $115 fine because you’re too busy, and then complain about unjust parking rules.