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I am frequently asked, “Can you beat a NYC parking ticket after it lapses into default judgment [after approximately 100 days]?”
My answer 99% of the time is, “I am sorry to say, no.” But for those 1% of the times, you may try filing a “Request for Hearing after Judgment application.”
It is your last chance to dodge a parking ticket bullet.
You are required to persuade a NYC parking ticket judge there was a very reasonable reason why you disregarded the little, orange, epistle sticking out from under your windshield-wiper. What constitutes “excusable neglect?” It’s a lot closer to “I was kidnapped by Martians,” than, my anniversary is today? Either way, you are in deep caca.
Here is a list of possible reasonable reasons:
- The notice was not sent to the address listed with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- I requested a hearing and did not receive a response (submit a copy of hearing request materials).
- I had a serious medical condition when the violation was issued (submit a copy of health records).
- Vehicle was sold/transferred prior to violation issuance (submit copy of DMV plate transfer report, insurance cancellation report and transfer paperwork).
- I reported my vehicle stolen before the violation(s) was issued (submit a copy of police report and insurance company report).
- The violations were issued to plate(s) that were stolen from my car (submit a copy of police report and insurance company report).
- I serve in the military and am covered by the Soldiers and Sailors Act (submit proof of active military service at the time the judgment was entered).
- I was incarcerated.
- I was not in the United States at the time.
A Substantial Defense to the violation
You must present a “substantial defense” to the NYC parking ticket. For example:
- I sold/transferred my vehicle before the violation was issued (submit a copy of title transfer).
- I reported my vehicle stolen before the violation was issued (submit a copy of police report and insurance cancellation report).
- Violations were issued to a plate(s) that was/were stolen (submit a copy of police report and insurance cancellation report).
- The violation is defective [best reason!!].
Not even my favorite cowboy can help!
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