November 27, 2012 1:05 PM Subscribe
How do I swear testimony in an online parking ticket appeal (NYC)?
posted by taltalim to Law & Government (5 answers total)
I recently got a ticket for double-parking in NYC (Brooklyn). I was not double-parked (very clearly according to the NYC definition on their website) and immediately took photographs of the parking situation upon noticing the ticket. However when I filed a dispute of the ticket online, and included the photographs, I was still found guilty, because I had no proof that the photographs were actually of how I was parked when I received the ticket. The judge included something in the explanation about having no sworn testimony.
I definitely understand this point. Is there an appropriate way to swear testimony or prove the validity of the photographs in the appeal of these decisions? I was thinking of including a signed affidavit as to the legitimacy of the photographs, but have no idea how to do this.
One last complicating factor: I actually received two tickets, two days apart, as this was over a holiday, and I didn't check my car after the first one. So I actually found two tickets, and disputed them in the exact same way (referencing the fact that I received two tickets in the dispute). I was found guilty both times, and in one case, the judge mentioned the lack of sworn testimony, and in the other case, the (different) judge mentioned that s/he found it difficult to believe that the tickets were for the same parking situation since they were two days apart. Is there an appropriate way to address this situation too?