(upbeat music) Jean Floramund. Yeah, that’s it. Jean Floramund. So you have a red light violation on Broad and Baker. We’re going to look at it. What do you want to tell me about this? I work for a post office, so I know a lot about safety. Safety depends on me, and I always try to make sure every time I step behind a vehicle to make it back home the same way I stepped inside of it. And I think that night, I just got off the highway, I had my glasses inside my lunch bag and the case, so I didn’t have my glasses on. And I remember working late that night. I think I worked at least 11 hours and 30-something minutes that day, from being on my feet all day. Sometimes when I drive, my right foot gets a little… It can get a little… If you drive from long distance throughout the day, especially if you’re driving consistently throughout the day for work, you can get a little ankle ache every now and then. You had an ankle ache in your left foot? No, my right foot, my driving foot. Oh, your right foot. Yeah, ’cause I go up and down stairs every day. That’s all I do is just deliver mail every day for 10 hours on a day-to-day basis. My intention was to stop, I just didn’t stop in time. All right, all right, all right, listen. I’m going to look at the video again. Inspector Quinn, did you notice that he stopped after he went through the light? Yes your Honor, it’s probably a typical millennial move, looking down at the phone, going through the light, realize it, “Oh shoot,” and then hit the brakes. That’s probably where it started. It’s just a mistake, Judge. The camera caught him, I don’t know what else to say. What do you have to say to what Inspector Quinn’s presuming, that you were looking down at your cell phone? I say you’re 99.9 right, if anything. Wow, could you say that again, please, so everyone could hear it? You were looking down at your cell phone? My only intention was to not run the light, but then screech in the middle of the street after– My question was, were you looking at your cell phone? Yeah. You were?
Yeah. I plead the fifth. Not withstanding everything you told me, let’s assume that a child was crossing the street at that point. Inspector Quinn, your recommendation. Your Honor, the video speaks for itself. I’m sure the motorist did not intend to do that, he was not at a high rate of speed or anything. He did slow down afterwards. $75. Thank you, your Honor. Juan Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez, you’re charged with parking Salina Street. Yes. Was it overnight parking? No, parking in a prohibited area on Salina Street. I always park there, I even have a picture of my landlord’s daughter who, her husband parks there. Show it to Inspector Quinn. The question is whether or not there was a sign that says no parking. No, there’s no sign. Hands out of your pockets, please. Oh, yeah. Take your hands out of your pockets. Oh, my hands? Oh, sorry.
Thanks. Is this your car?
No. Oh, this is not your car. No, that’s the landlord’s daughter’s car. Landlord’s daughter? Oh, the landlord’s daughter is parked on the sidewalk. That’s a hundred dollar ticket. Did you see that? Hands out of your pockets. It’s a habit.
I know. Let me explain something to you. I’m not trying to embarrass you, but you have to answer this question for me, okay? Sure. You were charged with parking in a prohibited area, right? So you come to court, and I understand that, because if it feels as though you’re right, you should come in and say, “I’m right,” okay. But you submitted a photograph as evidence, right? Yeah, there’s other ones too. You submit a photograph as evidence, right? You submitted this photograph. Yes. Now, you know that signs are usually on a pole that’s eight feet high, right? Yes, there’s no signs though. I understand that, I understand that. So you submit to me a photo that doesn’t show anything above six feet, and it’s just limited to an area of about 30 feet. If there was a sign, would it be visible in this photograph, if there was? If there was, no.
No. So why do you submit this photograph as your evidence? Because to show that–
Why don’t you show me an area, show me where there’s no poles and no signs. This has no significance. All right, you show me a car parked on a sidewalk. There could be a sign on the pole that says no parking. You’re here for no parking. You’re not here to show me a picture of somebody else parked on a sidewalk. I didn’t know, it was my first time doing this. So I wouldn’t know about where to take a picture at. I’m not trying to trick you or embarrass you. To me, I’m saying you take all morning, you come into court, you say “I’m going to try to convince the judge that I’m right,” right? “I’m going to show the judge that there’s no sign that says I can’t park there.” so you don’t take any photographs that would explain to me that there’s no sign there that I can see. This photograph shows nothing. You could have taken a photograph of the ceiling, you would have had the same effect, right? I’m trying to educate you that in the unlikely event that you ever get another parking ticket, in the event that you want to contest that parking ticket, I strongly suggest that you take photographs that would address the issue of the charge against you. Inspector Carriger.
Yes. Did you understand that? Your explanation? Yes.
Yes. Usually it’s convoluted. Okay, if you understand it, then I think he should understand it. Everybody will if I can, your Honor. (laughs) All right, Juan. Now that I’ve berated you somewhat, it’s been your first parking ticket, so I’m going to give you a break on it. Cool.
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