You are charged with obstructing traffic. That is a ridiculous summons. I would fight it.... what were you suppossed to do (unless you could have moved the car over more).
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If you have no safe area or parking place to go, then you seem to have a defense. Retain a competent criminal defense lawyer to assist you.
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The problem is that a lawyer will cost you around $250 and you may be able to get the case dismissed, but if you do not have a lawyer you may have to go to court several times and demand a trial. That could cost about the same amount of money or more in lost wages and fines plus the surcharge. You should fight it and not let the officer get away with giving a ticket for this on principle alone. I have handled many of these for a very low fee and usually the case is dismissed with a $25 fine on an ACD at 346 Broadway or Rector Street Courts, but every case is different and no one can promise results.
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