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    • The Wonderful Reference Guide to: • Parking Tickets • Parking Garages! ! • Traffic Tickets! ! ! ! !
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    • Why tip?The average parking attendant earns $19,650*, which is lessthan half of the average salary in New York City. Additionally,attendants surveyed by Park It! Guides generally indicated thatthey would be inclined to ’go the extra mile’ for a consistent andgood ’tipper.’When to tipThe majority of people tip, using that practiced sleight of hand,when the valet retrieves their car. Some garage companiessuggested to us that customers tip when they drop off their carsas a way to ensure that the valet will take particular care whenparking their vehicles. Another good reason to tip when droppingoff is that valets who work during the day may not benefit fromthe tips customers give when they pick up their cars. However,most of the larger garages with multiple valets will pool their tipseither by shift or for the entire day.How much to tipMost people tip $1-2 each time they park. Some monthly parkersgive a larger amount during the holiday season.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2007 ! !!!
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    • Pick Your GaragePre-plan your 1st and 2nd choices for parking. You’ll save morethan a few minutes when you don’t have to circle the block.Don’t OverpayMost theater district garages and lots post a higher rate formatinees and evening performances.Make a Day of ItFor matinees, find a great $10 Early Bird Special rate a littlefarther away. You’ll feel great that you got a bit of exercisewalking to the theater, and you can use your $20 plus in savingsfor shopping or a meal with a friend. For evening performances,park after 6 or 7pm to get an Evening Special rate.Scout the RatesSpend a little time researching the rates in Park It! NYC. Thereare some great deals; you just have to find them.Get Your Car Quickly -Pay in AdvanceIf the garage has a flat rate, try to pay in advance so you can justpick your car up when you’re done.Call AheadWhen you drop off your car, arrange that you’ll phone whenyoure 10 minutes away so they have your car ready.Tip Beforehand$1 to $2 can go a long way when you drop off your car )! !!!
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    • SecurityYou may feel more comfortable parking in or walking late at nightto a garage that is well-lit from the outside and inside, and wherethe valet booth is located near the entrance.ReliabilityThe larger companies most likely have employee standards thatprovide for a more enjoyable parking experience and somerecourse if you have a complaint. Of course, this is not to saythat an independent garage owner would not strive to deliversuperior service.DiscountsFrom time to time, some of the larger garage company’s offerdiscounted rates for frequent customers. Edison Park Fast’s PayFast card allows you to pay in advance and receive a discount atthe Hippodrome garage. Icon Parking offers discount coupons onits website.Oversize vehicles - If your car, van, or truck exceeds certainheight and/or length measurements, you will typically pay anextra five to ten dollars to park your car. **! !!
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    • Take your valuablesAlways try to take with you or conceal all your personal andvaluable items when you park, such as house keys, loose change,EZ Pass, phone charger, and documents. Garages do typicallyhave a strict no-tolerance policy when it comes to employeetheft, but nearly every garage’s claim check clearly states that’garages are not responsible for items left in cars’.Inspect your carWalk around your car with the valet to confirm any existingdamage that you may have. This documentation gives yourecourse if you find any damage when you retrieve your car.Know your numbersMake sure you write down the exact address and phone numberof the garage on your claim check. Then put the claim checkwhere you won’t forget it.Bumper guardsSome garages provide these guards for a small fee, or you canpurchase your own. *#! !!
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    • What is considered an Oversize vehicle?The standard definition is: SUVs and other Oversize vehicles 181"or longer or 70" or higher (or 75" regardless of length)Check below to find the vehicles that typically incur thesurcharge. From 2006 – 2008, about 90% of all garages and lotscharged between $5 – 10 extra, but rarely went over $10. WhenPark It! NYC surveyed all 1,093 garages in May 2008, we foundthat 88% of facilities continue to have a SUV/Oversize surcharge,but now the rate has increased to an average of $10. For the firsttime, we are seeing a number of garages charging $11 and a fewlocations are charging up to $20!How to avoid the SUV/Oversize surchargeFind the 130 garages that don’t have this surcharge:Above 110th Street – of the nearly 100 garages above 110th St,only half charge an average surcharge of $7. That means that 50garages don’t charge at all! • E 86th to E 110th St – 15%, or 10 garages, don’t have a surcharge • 23rd St to Chambers between Park Ave S and Bowery – 27%, or 15 garages, don’t have a surcharge • Avoid 42nd to 23rd St – 40 garages tack on $11-$20 extraThese vehicles are most likely to incur the surcharge: *%! !!
    • SUVsAudi Q7 BMW X5 Buick Enclave, Rainier, Rendezvous CadillacEscalade, SRX Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Trail Blazer SUV LT &SUV EXT Chrysler Aspen Dodge Durango Ford Excursion,Expedition, Explorer XLT V6 & Eddie Bauer V8 GMC Acadia, EnvoySUV LT & EXT LT, Yukon Hummer H1, H2, H3 Infiniti QX IsuzuAscender Jeep Commander Land Rover LR3, Range Rover, RangeRover Sport Lexus GX, LX Lincoln Aviator, MKX, Navigator MazdaCX-9 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, GL-Class, R- Class MercuryMountaineer Mitsubishi Endeavor, Montero, Outlander NissanArmada, Pathfinder Pontiac Aztec, Torrent Porsche Cayenne Saab9-7X Saturn Outlook Subaru B9 Tribeca Toyota 4Runner, FJCruiser, Highlander SUV , Land Cruiser, Sequoia VolkswagenTouareg Volvo V70/XC70, XC90MINI VANSBuick Terraza Chevrolet Astro, Express, Uplander, VentureChrysler Town & Country Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan,Sprinter Ford Econoline, Freestar, GMC Savanna Honda OdysseyHyundai Entourage Kia Sedona Mercury Monterey Nissan QuestSaturn Relay Toyota SiennaSEDANSBuick LaCrosse, LeSabre, Lucerne, Park Ave Cadillac DTS, STSChevrolet ImpalaChrysler 300 Dodge Charger Ford Crown Victoria, Five HundredJaguar XJ-Series Lexus LS 460 Lincoln Town Car MaseratiQuarttroporte Mercury Grand Marquis *&! !!
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    • Read the claim checkConfirm that the time stamped on your claim check is the actualtime you parked.OvernightSome garages charge the overnight rate only after 5-6am.Leave your keyForget to leave your key and the garage may charge you from$25 to the full towing fee.Large vehicle surchargeKnow if the dimensions of your vehicle typically incur thissurcharge.Event rateGarages have a range of rates for conventions, sports, and otherevents. Confirm the rate before you park your car. On majorholidays or festivals (Thanksgiving, July 4th), consider parkingjust a little farther away and taking public transportation orwalking to your destination.Know the timesMost of the rates have a clearly posted entry time (e.g. by 7pm,6-9am, after 3pm), but sometimes the exit time will simply read9pm. Be sure you know if these times are ’before’ or ’after’ theposted time. *(! !!
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    • The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) licenses andregulates all parking facilities.Garages must submit a rate change to the DCA at least 60 daysprior to posting and charging the new rate. Garages will typicallysubmit a relatively high rate increase and after the 60 days theycan charge any rate that is lower without giving any notice.For example, ABC garage submits a rate increase from $10 to$50 for 1 hour. After the 60 days, it can charge anywhere up to$50 at any time. Garages are not required to post the new ratesprior to implementing the increase.Here are some key events that may trigger a rate change.Garage closesWhen one garage or lot closes, other neighborhood garages willraise their rates.Seasonality & eventsSome garages adjust their rates in areas where the demand foroff-street parking increases or decreases during part of the year.Most garages will create an ‘event’ rate for major holidays andfestivals. "+! !!
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    • Manhattan has 100,000 licensed off-street parking spaces • 66% of garages are open 24 hours • 97% of garages have valet parking • 80% of garages are indoor - 88% of garages charge an average surcharge of $10 for SUVs and oversize vehicles • 27% of garages do not take credit cards • 17% of garages transport cars via an elevator. Of these garages, 61% have just one elevator while 37% have two elevators and only 2% have three elevators • 2.8% of garages take only monthly parking • 277 Park Ave is the most expensive garage for monthly parkingThe streets with the most garages are: • 16 garages-E 80th St • 14 garages-W 56th St • 14 garages-W 43rd St • 12 garages-E 63rd St • 12 garages-E 54th St • 11 garages-W 58th • 10 garages-W 36th St ""! !!
    • The steepest driveways are (we believe): • 215 E 95th St 1 • 96 E 75th StThe longest driveway seems to be: • 200 E 65th StreetThe smallest garage is: • 324 E 11th St, with 7 spacesThe largest garages are: • 3500 spaces Pier 40/West St • 1850 spaces 1 West End Ave • 1500 spaces 218 W 31st St • 1365 spaces 115 Ft. Washington Ave • 1248 spaces E 116th @ FDR (opens 2009) • 1000 spaces 622 W 57th St • 998 spaces 401 W 42nd St (self park) • 988 spaces 56 Greenwich St "#! !!
    • Hotels with their own garage: • Crown Plaza Holiday Inn • Millennium Hilton • Parker Meridian • Waldorf Astoria Hampton Inn • Hyatt NY Palace Hotel Skyline Hotel • Hilton Marriott • Park Lane • Trump Plaza "$! !!
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    • Garage Attendants are parking your car in 97% ofManhattan’s garages.What do you do if you like to park your own car, rather thantrusting the Valet? Just park in these 21 garages and outdoorlots:Note: We haven’t included the Monthly or Tenant Only garageswhere you park your own car, just those for casual parking.• 3875 9th Ave • 115 Fort Washington Ave, Washington Heights •3333 Broadway, Hamilton Heights • 121 W 125th St, Harlem •Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1 Gustave Levy Place, East Harlem •Museum of Natural History, 20 W 81st, Upper West Side • 103 W62nd St, Lincoln Center • Circle Line, Pier 83/12th Ave @ W 43rdSt, Clinton • Circle Line, Pier 81/12th Ave @ W 41st, Clinton •401 W 42nd St, Clinton • 1 Penn Plaza, Chelsea (Valet for specialevents) • 218 W 31st St, Chelsea • 2500 FDR bet 25th/26th, KipsBay • New York Skyports Inc., E 23rd St & East River, Kips Bay •Chelsea Piers at W18th-W21st, Chelsea • Pier 40 West St/WestHouston, Hudson Sq. • 23 Baxter St – Automated Garage • Muni2, Delaney & Essex Garage, 107 Essex St, Lower East Side • Muni1, Broome & Ludlow Garage, Lower East Side • 55 Water St,Financial District • 56 Greenwich St, Financial District "&! !!
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    • There are 16 intersections in NYC where you can make a left turnon a red light.Manhattan • Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at W 153rd • Seventh Ave/West Broadway at West 153rd St • Little West 12th St at West St • Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at W 152nd St • Amsterdam Ave at W 154th St • Canal St at Chrystie St • First Ave at E 39th StQueens • Astoria Blvd at Northern Blvd • Cross Bay Blvd at East 6th Rd • Cross Bay Blvd at Noel Rd • Cross Bay Blvd at 11th Rd • Cross Bay Blvd at 14th Rd • Cross Bay Blvd at 20th Rd • Cross Bay Blvd at west 17th Rd "(! !!
    • Brooklyn• Concord St at Flatbush AvenueThe Bronx• Baychester Ave at New England Thruway exit ramp ")! !!
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    • Why Should I Fight?If you get a speeding ticket in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn,Queens and Staten Island, you should fight it. A conviction tospeeding will result in points being imposed, a fine, a surchargeand possibly a driver assessment fee, auto insurance hikes forspeeding 16 mph or higher (or for any speed if you have anyother moving violation or accident on your driving record) andpossible suspension.What if I lose?If you plead guilty or fight it and lose, the result is the same. Youget the same number of points and the fine is roughly the sameregardless of whether you “lie down” or “go down swinging”.Can I make a deal?No. In New York City, no deals are made. It is “all or nothing”.Are all speeding tickets the same?No. A New York motorist can get 3 to 11 points for speeding andfor some higher speeds you can be suspended even for a firstoffense. #*! !!
    • The following chart will help you figure this out:1 - 10 mph over speed limit - 3 points11 - 20 mph over speed limit - 4 points21 - 30 mph over speed limit - 6 points31 - 40 mph over speed limit (possible suspension) - 8 pointsMore than 40 mph over speed limit (possible suspension) - 11pointsHow are points measured?Points are measured from the date of offense (even if you areconvicted years later). So when adding the possible points for anewly issued speeding ticket, you must go back 18 months fromthe date of the new ticket and determine how many other pointsyou had on your record during this period.Is there anything else that I should know about a speedingconviction?Yes, if you get three speeding convictions within 18 months yourlicense is automatically revoked for 6 months.If I fight it, what is my strategy?Most people ignore the officers testimony, fail to ask anyquestions and, instead, just tell the judge their story. Thisapproach is a good way to lose your case. Instead, put asideyour emotions and instead be prepared to listen carefully and askthe officer good questions. #"! !!
    • So what do I do?Listen carefully to the officers testimony and take notes. If theofficer omits critical testimony (ex. date, time, location, direction,your ID information), then point this out to the judge after theofficer rests.Can you give me an example?For instance, I once was fighting a NYC speeding ticket when theofficer testified that the motorist was proceeding east bound onthe Long Island Expressway. The ticket, however, indicated W/B(i.e., west bound). After the officer rested, I showed the ticket tothe judge who promptly dismissed the case.What else can I do?If the officer gives testimony, which is inconsistent with his othertestimony or the information on the ticket, then point this out tothe judge after the officer rests and ask for a dismissal.Also, after the officer rests, ask to the see his or her notes. Readthem and determine whether his notes are consistent with histestimony. Any discrepancy should be pointed out to the judge. Do not be afraid to ask the officer to decipher illegible portions ofhis notes ##! !!
    • What if the officer doesn’t make a mistake or omitsomething important?After the officer rests, it is your turn to cross-examine him or her.You should still ask thoughtful questions related to your defense.For example, if your defense is that the officer pulled over thewrong car, then ask "Where were you when he first saw yourcar?" "Did you have to pass any other cars to apprehend me?"and "How long did you to pull me over?" These types ofquestions build on your defenseWhat happens after my cross-examination?After cross-examination of the officer, it is time for you to offeryour defense. Speak slowly and clearly. Be prepared to hand upany evidence supporting your defense such as photos, witnessstatements or diagrams. Keep in mind that the judge hears manycases and, therefore, you should not be repetitive or rambling,and should only discuss relevant information.With these tips, you are now better prepared to fight your ownNew York City speeding ticket. #$! !!
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    • Gather any evidence such as photographs and diagrams.Lay out your defense and how you intend to present it. The bestway is to start at the beginningwithout including meaningless details.What Do I Do When The Officer Is Testifying?Put aside the emotions involved with case. Instead, listencarefully and take notes. Many un-trained motorists basicallyignore the officers testimony, fail to ask any questions and,instead, just tell the judge their story. This incomplete approachis not recommended and is clearly ineffective.What If The Officer Makes A Mistake During HisPresentation?Wait for him to rest. Ill say it again. Wait for him to rest. Whenhe is done, then you can pounce.What Do I Do If The Officer Fails To Provide CriticalInformation?If the officer omits critical testimony (ex. date, time, location,direction, your ID information), then point this out to the judgeafter theofficer rests.What Do I Do If The Officer Is Inconsistent?If the officer testifies inconsistently with his othertestimony or the information on the ticket, then likewise pointthis out to the judge after he rests. #&! !!
    • For instance, I once was fighting a NYC speeding ticket when theofficer testified that the motorist was proceeding east bound onthe Long Island Expressway. The ticket, however, indicated W/B(i.e., west bound). After the officer rested, I showed the ticket tothe judge who promptly dismissed the case.What If There Are Not Omissions OrInconsistencies?If there are no omissions or inconsistencies (or you argued thatsame existed but the judge declined to dismiss), the next step isfor you should still ask thoughtful questions of the officer. Forexample, if your defenseis that the officer pulled over the wrong car, then ask "Wherewere you when he first saw your car?" "Did you have to pass anyother cars to apprehend me?" and "How long did you to pull meover?" These types of questions build on your defense.Anything To Avoid?Yes, if you believe that the officer omitted something or wasinconsistent, do NOT ask him to fill in the missing item orclarify. This will only provide him an opportunity to correct his orher mistake.What Else Do I Do During Cross Examination?Ask to the see the officers notes. The Judge must allow you tosee them. Read them and determine whether his notes areconsistent with his testimony. Any discrepancy should be pointedout to the judge, as discussed above. Also, do not be afraid toask the officer to decipher illegible portions of his notes. #! !!
    • What Do I Do After I Cross Examine The Officer?After you cross-examine the officer, it is time to offer yourdefense. Speak slowly and clearly. Present any evidencesupporting your defense such as photos, witness statements ordiagrams by handing your documents to the court attendant.Keep in mind that the judge hears many cases and, therefore,you should not be repetitive or rambling, and should only discussrelevant information.Anything Else?Prior to fighting your case, watch the judge and how he handlesother cases. Does he listen and take notes? Does he seemimpatient or distracted? If he gets angry out another motorist forsomething, avoid such conduct when it is your turn. #(! !!
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    • $! "#!heads back to his car following a contentious business meeting. Its 7:01 p.m. and hes beat. He failed to close the deal, and another meeting is scheduled for next week. Joe has one more chance to land this coveted prospect.Joe is ten steps from his car when he notices something on thewindshield. It’s the orange envelope that launches a thousandepithets, a NYC parking ticket for a No Parking violation. Joeabsolutely, positively remembers the no parking rule displayed onthe parking sign starts at 8:00 p.m., not 7:00 p.m. Joe feels hisblood pressure rising, and his eyes begin rolling around in theirsockets.Make your car the starThis is the exact moment you win or lose your parking ticketdispute. Joe loses, if he throws the NYC parking ticket in theglove compartment of his car, and drives away in a fit of rage.What should Joe do next?Joe does not recall seeing a parking sign regulating his parkingspace that prohibits parking at 7:01 p.m. He walks the entireblock and discovers he is correct. The parking rule regulating hisspace prohibits Parking from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday. Joe is on his way to the goal line. Will he scoreor fumble?Joe reaches for his cell phone camera, and takes a time/datedphotograph of his car in the parking space; with identifiablelandmarks such as the Trader Joe in the background. He takes aclose up of the Trader Joe building, clearly showing the streetaddress on the front of the building. Joe cuts to his left, andleaves some would-be tacklers in the dust. Next, Joe takesoverlapping photographs of the entire block showing each parkingsign. He makes sure one of the photographs shows the streetsigns. 5-yard line. He snaps close up views of the front and backof each parking sign. $+! !!
    • Touchdown!Joe has the proper proof to demonstrate the parking ruledisplayed by the parking sign regulating his parking space goesinto effect at 8:00 p.m., rather than 7:00 p.m. If you don’t dothe parking crime, you don’t have to pay the fine. Nice work, Joe.You winLinkHere’s a link to a blog post about the proper way to takephotographs to win your parking ticket dispute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $*! !!
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    • Check your parking ticket very carefully for omitted,misdescribed, or illegible required elements"! !Required Element is a bite size bit of information that must be entered on the front of a parking ticket to establish a prima facie case by a parking ticket warrior against amember of the NYC driving public. If any required elements areomitted, misdescribed, or illegible, the warrior fails her mission ofseparating you from your money.Here is a list of the 10 required elements contained in theCompilation of the Rules of the City of New York, Title 19,Section 39-02 et seq. 1. Registration plate number 2. The type of registration 3. The state of registration 4. The date of expiration 5. A description of the vehicle 6. A general statement of the violation alleged, including a reference to section 4-08 of title 34 of the Official compilation of the Rules of the City of New York or applicable provision of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or of the Administrative Code of the City of New York or any other law or rule 7. Information as to the days and hours the applicable rule or provision is in effect, unless always in effect pursuant to the rule or provision and where appropriate the word all when the days and /or hours in effect are every day and/or twenty-four hours a day 8. The date and time 9. The place of occurrence (“P/O”) 10. The meter number, if a meter violation $#! !!
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    • !Larry’s Top 10 Tips 1. I recommend out-of –state members of the driving public always check the expiration date inserted on your parking ticket. If the parking ticket warrior inserts, “N/S,” and the month and year your registration expires is clearly displayed on your plate; fight your parking ticket for an omitted, misdescribed required element. You will win. 2. If a warrior describes your body type as a 2DSD when it is a 4DSD, it is highly unlikely a judge will dismiss your parking ticket for a misdescribed required element. Here’s why. 39-02 only requires a description of your vehicle, which is interpreted by parking judges as “reasonably accurate,” not exactly accurate. Figures, right! Please note 39-02 conflicts with VTL 238. Unfortunately, NYC parking judges generally follow the Rules of NYC when a conflict arises with the NY State laws contained in VTL 238 3. Color, year, and VIN number are not required elements 4. It is the NYC_DOF policy to require judges to check for omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements on every contested parking ticket. I recommend you point out the specific required element you are basing your dispute on. Do not rely upon the judge to make your case for you. Here’s why. How will a judge know the place of occurrence is wrong, unless you present the proper proof? How will a judge know your plate number is wrong, unless you provide a copy of your vehicle registration? 5. The place of occurrence may be described in three ways. In front of, opposite, or what I call the pirate treasure map description, i.e., N/E corner of 32nd Avenue, 50 feet from the corner of 32nd Place. Do not assume this mishmash is correct. Check it out. If the warrior only inserts “Corner of 32nd Avenue, fight your parking ticket. You’ll win. $&! !!
    • 6. If “front of,” or “opposite” is not inserted in a digital parking ticket, or the proper box checked on a handwritten parking ticket, you win upon application 7. The meter number must be inserted on your parking ticket when your parking crime is “expired meter.” 8. Don’t forget the 5-minute grace period rule applies to Muni- meters, street cleaning, and parking signs that display a fixed time period for days and hours. Compare the time of violation on your parking ticket with the days/hours displayed on the parking sign. For example, if a no standing rule is from 7A to 10A and your parking ticket is issued at 10:04A, you win upon application. You own 5 extra minutes. Spend them wisely! 9. The correct violation Code [VC: 46] is not a required element; but the correct NYC parking rule [4-08(f) (1)] is. The parking rule must match the parking crime with which you are charged. If you are charged with double parking, and 4-08(f) (1) is NOT inserted in your parking ticket; You win, upon application 10. A hand written parking ticket is required to have the parking ticket warrior’s signature. A parking ticket judge will accept almost any mark on the parking ticket. A digital parking ticket is not required to contain a warrior’s signature!!!!!!! $! !!
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    • ! >PQ;!FR<P="!DOSR!+S!SBR!F+IR!+KKTR!+GGA$:!K&.,A**!! ou are required to complete an application for appeal, which is supplied by the Department of Finance, ! Adjudication Division. Heres a link to the web pagewhere you can download the application. The following is a list ofdocuments you must provide with your appeal application: • The original judges decision • The original ticket, or a copy of each • All evidence that you submitted at the original hearingIf you did not pay your fine prior to your appeal, payment mustbe enclosed with your application for appeal; or the AppealsBoard will not consider your appeal.Your application for appeal, supporting documents, and paymentfor your parking ticket must be received by the AdjudicationDivision on or before 30 days from the date of the originaljudges decision. Although this time period may be extended inthe "interests of justice," it is highly unlikely that you will qualifyfor this extension.If you make any mistakes, your application will be returned forcorrection. However, you must re-submit your correctedapplication within the original 30-day period to perfect yourappeal. %$! !!
    • How to set forth your reasons why the original decisionshould be reversed • There are a gazillion appeals processed every year. Your argument should be objective, respectful, and directed to a mistake of law or fact made by the original judge • Keep your emotions to yourself. Your anger and ranting will not enhance your chances of success. • You cannot submit additional evidence. You can only direct your argument to evidence you submitted at the original hearing; unless the respondent consents (Yea right!) • Respectfully refer the Appeals Board to the specific rule of law that the original hearing officer misapplied. • Be persuasive! By that I mean, do not merely parrot conclusions. No one likes to be told how to think. Lead the Appeals Board to the "right conclusion" by submitting facts that allow the Appeals Board to reach the only reasonable decision, in your favorYour appeal will be heard on the papers, unless you specificallyrequest an in-person hearing. You must make your request for anin-person hearing by checking the appropriate box on theapplication for appeal.You will find the rules covering appeals at Title 19, Section 39-12. %%! !!
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