Utica Court Judges - disrespectful, rat-faced human beings
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#1 May 29, 2014
I received a parking ticket (allegedly) for parking on the lawn (went shopping, had the baby with me, parked in front of the door). I did not park between the road and the sidewalk. I parked between the house and the sidewalk.
However, I didn't know about the ticket until a week later, when the City of Utica sent me a letter saying I hadn't paid the ticket within the 48-hour period and that the $50 fine was now quadrupled. I received the ticket at 8:45 AM... really?
Here's the kicker:
The ticket was never on my car. I had no idea I had been given one. I called the City Court, claiming I'd pay the original $50, but I couldn't reasonably submit to paying the $200 since I never received the ticket on my windshield and didn't know that I was subject to a fine.
I was told that as soon as the officer puts the ticket on the car, it is my possession, whether I know it or not. Therefore, it's my fault the ticket is lost.
I was forced to plead not-guilty and go to court to avoid the hefty fine. Court was supposed to start at 9AM, but the judge was a no show.
At 10AM, we were told that if he didn't show up, we'd have to show up next week for a rescheduled court date (I had already taken a half-day from work to take care of this).
He showed up, without an apology. He kept repeating, "A glitch in the system... a glitch in the system."
If I had been late... who knows what fines/fees I'd have to pay.
When it was my turn, I sat in front of him and waited for him to read the ticket over and familiarize himself with the infraction.
His first words:
"Do you know who parks in their front lawn?"
"No, Sir. Who?"
"Trailer-Trash, and we don't want that in Utica. Pay the original $50 today." He then sent me out.
This is a gross and negligent display and power and disrespect to the people paying his salary is nauseating.
Having just moved here, I am disgusted with the state of this city, and this latest illustration of how things go in Utica makes me feel like I am in the armpit of the world.
#4 May 29, 2014
Welcome to utica
#5 May 30, 2014
Decent Guy, you don't go to City Court for a parking ticket in Utica. You take a parking ticket to Utica City Hall. If this had actually happened to you, you would know this. Liar. Shows what kind of "Guy" you are...the kind who abandons your credibility just to trash talk a Judge.
#6 May 30, 2014
While the story may be bogus, it remains Utica City judges are not grade-A. Nor are they grade-B. They are no different than any other "leader" in the City of Utica or Oneida County. There are countless examples of their incompetence and prejudice.
#7 May 30, 2014
Couldn't agree with the judge more. Parking in front of your house on the lawn is a huge indicator of being a lazy, inconsiderate piece of trash. Its a sure sign you live in a poor neighborhood and makes the area look bad
#8 May 31, 2014
and pray so since do you go to city hall to dispute a parking ticket?i know, you can march right up there to Palmeiri's office and tell him that they need to stop picking on you. that made my day. when you dispute a ticket, you most certainly do go to court at the upd. you can request a trial for it as a matter of fact and get the parking popo there to testify. and where is the Law that says you can NOT park from the house to the sidewalk? where? I don't like how Utica allows people to put their Damnn branches/leaves (put it at the curb campaign) in the roads obstructing the normal flow of traffic thus creating a motorist hazard, or how blue bags are put on the sidewalk therefore obstructing pedestrian traffic. any ticket can be issued..any..it is up to you to find out whether any laws exist to prevent it and then argue they had no authority to issue it. its called being -proactive. look at what they did at faxton hospital with the left hand turn.those tickets all got retracted/overturned..you should of told the Judge that the only trash present was his/her sitting there at that bench. and they wonder why their Personal opinions cause them to be Censored!
#10 May 31, 2014
Hey wise guy. I hope you get a ticket. When you do I'll make you wish you were never born.
Your ass is mine! You'll be riding a bike for the next 10 years!
When I see you I'll wave!
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