NYC parking tickets Timeline
A “not guilty plea must be must be entered within 30 days from the date after issuance. Submit your defense certification and exhibits online, or by mail
- If you forget to mark your calendar and 30 days expires, you still have about 100 days to enter your not guilty plea. Penalties will be assessed by the judge if you lose your fight
- If your dog eats your post-its, and you don’t enter a not guilty plea within about 100 days from the date your ticket is issued, a judgment will be entered against you for fines and additional penalties. You risk having your car towed.
- You can still fight your parking ticket. But, you must ask and complete a Request for Hearing after Judgment Form from the NYC Finance Department. Make sure you have a good reason for waiting so long. You risk incurring additional fines and penalties
It is easy to forget about fighting or paying NYC parking tickets, especially the paying part. Please, this is one “investment” you don’t wish to grow. Currently, the Evil Empire assesses penalties, as follows:
- 31 days-$10
- 61 days-$20
- 81 days-$30
- 100 days-default judgment
Try to formulate a strategy within the first 15 days after being issued a parking ticket. Do your homework to decide if you have a winning defense (technical or substantive). Decide whether you can fight the good fight alone, or whether you need some help. Take action before the penalty waves start pounding your pocketbook.
When you’re right-FIGHT! If not, pay up in time.
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