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Will My Insurance Rates Go Up From A Traffic Ticket?

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Matthew Weiss

Matthew J. Weiss, Esq. graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was Law Review and won the law school’s prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State’s highest court) working on various appellate matters.

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Lawrence "Larry" Berezin - May 2, 2013 5:43 pm

Here’s the correct link to the DOT Parking Regulations Map…Sorry.|ed75b84d-b252-47d3-8d06-4ed64897c92a&hsCtaTracking=8dc9e4b3-97e3-4038-9a6e-43ab22806532|2b0125b3-edc5-41db-bcaf-a277b828f0cc

Lawrence "Larry" Berezin - May 2, 2013 5:41 pm

Good afternoon.
Lurking is good. Great question.

Here’s the conundrum….It is always “worth it” to fight an unjustified parking ticket. A misdescribed place of occurrence entitles you to a get out of parking ticket jail FREE card, if you can present the proper proof, properly. Ergo, the conundrum. How do you prove it?

A judge always believes the warrior about the place of location. But, what I do is to check on the NYC DOT Parking Regulations Map ( to make sure that the parking sign regulating the location incorrectly entered on your parking ticket (#545) displays the same parking violation entered on your parking ticket.

For example, if the warrior charged you with parking in a No Standing zone, make sure the parking rule on the parking sign regulating #545 is for No Standing. Oftentimes, the rule on the parking signs regulating #545 and #535 will be different. Then you can fight the ticket based upon the defense that the location entered by the warrior was NOT regulated by the parking violation you were charged with on the ticket.

Tough one, but Matt and I have a bunch of faith in you, Marty.
Good luck.

Marty - May 2, 2013 1:15 pm

Matthew and Lawrence, I lurk around your site every day. Thanks for all the info and, sometimes, amusement! I received a violation today because I was about 3 feet into a “No Standing Zone”. I was at the car before the officer began writing the ticket. he refused to stop. The only item that was wrong on the ticket was that I was in front of one building, but, indeed, I was in front of a different building adjacent to it. So, not the building 545 as written, but 535. Worth fighting? If so, in person, or on-line? Once again, many thanks for your wisdom!


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