Sunday, February 8, 2009

Parking Ticket Fighting Secret Technique

If my memory serves me, from 2005 to 2007, I fought 14 bogus parking tickets at live hearings and 1 online. To make a long story short, I fought a total of 15 fake tickets. 14 were dismissed. Any money I paid the NYC Dept. of Fraud (a.k.a. the NYC Dept. of Finance) was eventually refunded. I have one ticket left to fight.

It was 2 years of trial and error. I will not bore you with all the details. The most important lesson that I want to pass along to you is my parking ticket fighting secret technique. Fight your parking tickets at a live hearing with a hidden voice recorder. Record the 100% BS the #$%! Nazi judge (an ALJ or administrative law judge) throws into your face. This is the only real bargaining chip you'll ever have over the NYC Dept. of Fraud.

By their own rules, each live hearing is supposed to be recorded. And, for a nominal fee, you can order a copy of the audio record (actually, an old school cassette tape) of your live hearing. But just try to get it. It's an almost mission impossible.

It's likely that the equipment isn't even turned on for your live hearing. Or the Dept. of Fraud will lie and claim they lost it. In either case, no audio record for you. So, you have to record it yourself. Preferably you'll bring 2 voice recorders.

With your own recording of your live hearing, analyze what the ALJ said. Did he or she logically and clearly address all parts of your defense? Did he or she say anything unprofessional or illogical or just plain crazy? Did it seem like he or she wasn't really listening to anything you had said? In short, pick out 1 or 2 juicy sound bites that you can use against the Dept. of Fraud.

The Dept. of Fraud everyday commits fraud against drivers. But does it want the news media to broadcast their crimes? Of course, not. This is the weakness you can exploit. Threaten to expose their Nazi judges.

The payoff is that now the Dept. of Fraud will treat you like a real person with real rights. In my case, the last bogus ticket I beat was dismissed by the Dept. of Fraud after 5 business days. Which is the fastest that the DOF can possibly process it through their system.

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