I received a ticket stating that I was doubling parking code 46 on 44-35 Colden St. in Queens, Flushing. But the problem is I wasn't double parking. All the cars on the opposite side of that street are parked rear facing sidewalk. Which can be seen on Google maps. Which is what I was doing. (I was parking in front of a cross walk ramp that is NEXT to the cross walk lines. but I didn't know that at the time. I'm assuming that the police officer was trying to give me a ticket for that). But by definition of double parking defined by the state, "Standing or parking on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing or parked at the curb; in other words also known as "double parking". " I wasn't double parking. I also don't have any pictures of my car parking there. Can I still dispute?
It might be a good idea to take pictures of the area for when you go to court.
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There is no down side to pleading not guilty.
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It seems like exactly the type of case that would call for a trial. Remember it is the burden of the police to write the proper ticket and prove you guilty.
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