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Old 02-09-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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I live in New york. & went to an estate sale in kennilworth NJ. One side of the street said not to park from the sign to the corner. The other side of the street had no signs, no yellow curb. other cars were parked so also parked near the corner but far enough away. I found a ticket saying that I parked within 50 feet from the stop sign. How is someone from another state supposed to know that if there is no sign. Should I pay the ticket or fight it? Thanks for a reply-
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge Twp NJ
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I live in New york. & went to an estate sale in kennilworth NJ. One side of the street said not to park from the sign to the corner. The other side of the street had no signs, no yellow curb. other cars were parked so also parked near the corner but far enough away. I found a ticket saying that I parked within 50 feet from the stop sign. How is someone from another state supposed to know that if there is no sign. Should I pay the ticket or fight it? Thanks for a reply-
fight it , take pictures if you can with digital camera , find out how much the ticket is . If it will cost you more in taking a day off from work then to pay the ticket then pay the ticket.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I live in New york. & went to an estate sale in kennilworth NJ. One side of the street said not to park from the sign to the corner. The other side of the street had no signs, no yellow curb. other cars were parked so also parked near the corner but far enough away. I found a ticket saying that I parked within 50 feet from the stop sign. How is someone from another state supposed to know that if there is no sign. Should I pay the ticket or fight it? Thanks for a reply-
if you fight it you will lose, the judge will say ignorance of the law is no excuse
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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I'm 99% sure that the same law is in effect in NY, so I doubt pleading ignorance will fly. Pay it and move on- it'd be far cheaper than wasting time in court.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I'm 99% sure that the same law is in effect in NY, so I doubt pleading ignorance will fly. Pay it and move on- it'd be far cheaper than wasting time in court.
it might exist in NY but it is rarely enforced, especially in NYC
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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it might exist in NY but it is rarely enforced, especially in NYC
It's rarely enforced in NJ either, but that's as irrelevant as pleading ignorance. We had a stop sign in front of our house, and my a-hole neighbor parked less that 15' from it practically every night (many nights with the car facing the wrong way) and never got a ticket, so I'm fully aware that it's never enforced.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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It's rarely enforced in NJ either, but that's as irrelevant as pleading ignorance. We had a stop sign in front of our house, and my a-hole neighbor parked less that 15' from it practically every night (many nights with the car facing the wrong way) and never got a ticket, so I'm fully aware that it's never enforced.
that depends on the town, in some towns they ignore the laws and where I lived they'd unleash the swat team on that illegal parker
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Just remember if and when you fight a ticket(not guilty) and you lose you are now responsible for the court costs. So now you will be paying the judges salary also LOL. I wouldn't waste my time sitting in court for 4 hours for a 42 dollar fine. There is no points involved. In my town, really city, most of the people that fight PARKING tickets usually with a couple of photos from all directions will usually win because they will not subpoena the officer to court on a parking ticket. When I get a parking ticket I'm guilty of it so I pay my fine and I move on. I park a little further the next time. Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Default How much is the court fee?

Just wondering, how much is the additonal court fee I have pay if I plead non-guilty and lose?

I have to make a similar decison.

Thanks.
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