Can I beat status violation parking tickets in NYC?
A warrior will issue a status violation when there is something wrong with your car. Status violations are for:*
- Equipment defects
- Expired or improperly placed registration stickers
- Expired or improperly placed inspection stickers
- License plates improperly displayed
The Parking Rules
Status Violations Chart
- A warrior must insert the correct expiration date of your registration on the parking ticket, or it will be dismissed upon application (For vehicles registered in NY)
- If you are an out-of-state vehicle, and the month and year of your registration end date are clearly displayed on the plate(s) or windshield, a warrior must insert the month and year of expiration, NOT N/S or N/A, or your parking ticket will be dismissed upon application
- If a vehicle is from out-of-state, you only need to display a rear plate
- If a warrior charges you with “improper” display of plate(s), inspection sticker, or registration sticker, he/she must explain why it was “improperly displayed” on the parking ticket, or it will be dismissed upon application
- If you are a non-resident of NY and become a resident, the law allows your out-of-state inspection to be valid until it expires, or from one year of being registered in NY
- If you are a resident of NY and purchased your vehicle out-of-state, you will get a ten (10) day grace period (As long as you IMMEDIATELY attach your temporary sticker) to get the car inspected in NY
- If you are issued one (1) parking ticket for a “status violation,” all additional “status violation” parking tickets issued on the same day as the first “status violation” will be dismissed upon application
- Generally, the place of occurrence is a required element. However, since a “status violation” involves your vehicle and not the place where it parked, a misdescribed place of occurrence does NOT entitle you to a dismissal of your parking ticket…Sorry.
- You have twenty-four (24) hours from the issuance of a parking ticket for missing or damaged equipment to fix it. You are permitted to give proof of the “fix” to the PVB, and your [PARKING] ticket [MAY BE DISMISSED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGE; IF THE OPERATOR IS NOT AT FAULT]. **
Do you know how many parking tickets can be issued for status violations during the course of the day? In the same space?
Are you still confused about how to properly display your registration and inspection stickers on the windshield of your car? This will help:
You must attach any windshield stickers to the lower left-hand corner of the inside of the windshield. When you see the windshield stickers from the driver seat, make sure that the registration sticker is located to the right side of the inspection sticker. Make sure that you put the sticker in a place that allows you to read the vehicle identification number (VIN) from the outside of the vehicle.
If your vehicle does not have a windshield, you must keep the windshield sticker in the vehicle.[Source is NYDMV]
Have you ever defeated an NYC parking ticket for a status violation? If so, share your experience. We’d love to share your good fortune.
* Larry’s note: A heartfelt thank you to former NYC parking ticket Judge, Haskell Nussbaum for the valuable information in his book, “Beat that Parking Ticket,” (Gavel Press 2007), from which is my main resource for this article
**Larry’s note: We are fortunate to have an extremely knowledgeable person give us the benefit of his insights into the meaning and enforcement of the above “status violation” rules. I have highlighted his insights in chestnut rose.
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