Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Worthless parking ticket defenses will not succeed
Our website friends frequently ask whether I recommend fighting every ticket. Likewise, many visitors say they fight every ticket, regardless of the virtue of their defense. They think, that fighting every ticket will increase their odds of winning. Now that’s insanity!
In the same vein, my Mom purchased a lottery ticket with identical numbers every day for ten years and never won. But, she was afraid to stop playing those magic numbers. Mom worried that on the day she missed, her ship would come in, and someone else would collect her money. Insanity.
My reply to my website friends is. First, I do not recommend fighting every parking ticket hoping that a losing defense will somehow dupe a judge into dismissing a parking ticket. Secondly, based on 14 years of experience, it’s very challenging to beat a parking ticket for a legitimate reason. Why waste your valuable time raising worthless defenses?
“The only thing worse than getting a parking ticket is fighting it and losing. “
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What is a worthless defense?
Likewise, a worthless parking ticket defense is baseless, without merit, and not adequately supported by evidence. For example:
How to find required elements to formulate a winning defense
The most successful defenses are based on omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements. Therefore, I try to frame my defense in defective required elements. For example:
- Firstly, I start by checking the plate #, state, registration expiration date, plate type, make, and body type for mistakes
- After, I verify that the warrior correctly entered the rule and place of occurrence
- Next, I ensure that the warrior correctly entered the essentials for specific violations. For example, a warrior must enter the inspection sticker number and expiration date for an expired inspection violation.
Meanwhile, I always submit the parking ticket and my defense(s) as Exhibit 1
Above all, it is insanity to fight parking tickets unless you construct a winning defense. That is to say; you’ll end up with a recurring nightmare that you fight your parking ticket with a worthless defense, lose, and fight again, and lose again. And so on, and so on, and so on.
Likewise, take the time to learn the rules, especially the required elements. And, try your best to couch your defense in terms of omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements. For example, I submitted this certified statement to support our defense:
Dear Honorable Judge,
I certify as follows:
I am not guilty of this parking violation because:
-The Place of Occurrence was misdescribed
A place of occurrence must unambiguously describe an existing location. But, the location entered on the ticket, “N/S Evergreen Avenue_18′ East of Melrose Street in Brooklyn,” does not exist.
The correct sides of Evergreen Avenue are East and West.
-The Rule was misdescribed A no-parking anytime rule, R.4-08(d), did not regulate the misdescribed place of occurrence entered on the parking ticket.
I have submitted a series of exhibits in support of my defense.
Due to these circumstances, please dismiss this parking ticket.