Raskolnikoff wrote: sibley wrote: Raskolnikoff wrote:
Is that the zip code for the Kings County SC? Or the public defender's office? They're right across the street. Perhaps you're a party in a case.
Thanks. I think I know what it is now.
Well don't freak out until you see what it is... and when you do find out, let me know! I'm curious.
For anyone who cares to find out:
The letter was from the MTA Transit Adjudication Bureau, just as I expected. Back in December, I got a $100 ticket for walking between cars on a subway train (I shit you not). I checked the "not guilty" box and sent it along with an explanatory letter (with a made up story about a homeless person and foul smell) on its happy way to Brooklyn.
The certified letter was a response from the "hearing" on my case. Just to receive the letter, I had to sign name, print name, print address on a touch-pad and then do the same on a paper slip. At that point I was sure it was at least a copy of my arrest warrant, if not a death sentence.
Turns out that the case was thrown b/c my ticket had no date on it and the copy that the cop submitted did.
I got a ticket in the adirondaks for camping in a spot that was no longer a designated camping spot. they drove by at 11pm and has us move our cars off the road. they came back at 2am, woke us up, and ticketed us. the ranger then told us we could move to another unmarked spot, but that one was okay. I called the court a half dozen times at least, but the court is tiny and no one answered... until I left a final voicemail, which said "If I don't hear from you I'm going to assume the case has been thrown out." Then the judge called me back. but when I returned his call in the hours he said to he didn't answer! so I didn't attend my 6-hours-away hearing. Instead I wrote a letter requesting an attached letter be heard as a defense. I included maps from the parks website showing the site as a real campground. This was October. I assume the judge was like "I am not messing with this." and threw it out. Because, hello Hammurabi, laws have to be posted.
Tickets suck. Especially the poorly justified ones where the cops just seem to want to fill their quota.