Last Updated on September 16, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Here are some magic tricks to make an NYC parking ticket disappear
Do you believe in magic? I do. Especially the type of magic that makes an NYC parking ticket disappear. I appreciate the fact that magicians aren’t supposed to reveal how a magic trick is performed, but I’m going to make an exception just for you (It’ll be our secret).
How to make a fire hydrant parking ticket disappear
The first thing I do is check out the place of occurrence the warrior entered on the parking ticket. The place of occurrence describes the location of your car when the evil ticket was issued. We want to be sure that your car was really parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, according to the warrior’s description.
For example, we beat a fire hydrant violation when the warrior entered “opposite” when it should have been “in front of.” Upon taking a closer Google Maps look, there was no fire hydrant in sight on the opposite side of the street. We beat another fire hydrant ticket when the warrior entered one of those pirate treasure map “detailed” descriptions of the place of occurrence.
The warrior entered N/S of ____, 10 feet from _____. When we checked out the location on Google Maps, the hydrant was at least 40 feet away from the parking space (don’t forget to include the size of your car when computing the distance from the place of occurrence). In other words, you start with the place of occurrence entered on the parking ticket, add the length of your car, and then determine whether the endpoint is within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. If the hydrant is more than 15 feet away from the endpoint, you win.
The judge dismissed the parking ticket because of the misdescribed required element of the place of occurrence. Chalk up another one for the good guys.
How to make a no-standing parking ticket disappear
The first thing you may wish to do is learn the definition of “standing.” A defense to a no-standing parking violation is:
I stopped temporarily to drop off or pick up a passenger, and immediately drove away”
You’ll need to present the proper proof, properly to win a dismissal, which consists of;
- The driver’s notarized affidavit
- The passenger’s witness certification
- Testimony and hopefully some document(s) linking the place of occurrence with a reasonable reason for stopping, dropping and going (such as a paid receipt from a nearby store, copy of license showing the passenger lived at a nearby address, etc.)
How to make a bus stop parking ticket disappear
This is a particularly difficult magic trick to learn. My advice is not to stand in a bus stop zone whenever possible.
But, if you do, the defense to a bus stop violation is:
I stopped temporarily to expeditiously drop off or pick up a passenger (not property), and immediately drove off. I did not interfere with a bus entering or leaving the bus stop zone.”
Whew…That’s a mouthful, and each element must be proven.
The proper proof is similar to the proof you need to beat a parking ticket for no standing. My best advice is to tell the judge a believable story. Why were you at the bus stop? Why didn’t you stop outside the bus stop zone? How does a judge know you stopped temporarily and expeditiously dropped off or picked up a passenger?
My advice is to avoid bus stop zones whenever possible. There are some tricks that are too risky and expensive to perform.
I do believe in magic. How about you?
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