Last Updated on October 17, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Can two NYC parking tickets be issued within 3-hours?
It is the custom for hearing officials to dismiss the second “location” NYC parking ticket voluntarily, if:
- Issued within 3 hours of the first location parking ticket
- For the same violation
- In the same parking space
- But, a driver must pay the first location parking ticket
In other words, you can’t fight the first location parking ticket and expect a judge to dismiss the second location parking ticket voluntarily. The quid pro quo for voluntary dismissal is the payment of the first location ticket without a fight.
On the other hand, if you fight the first location parking ticket and lose, you no longer can request a voluntary dismissal of the second ticket.
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- Can two NYC parking tickets be issued within 3-hours?
- How about a second “status” violation parking ticket?
- Well, may as well stay in my parking space after my first ticket is issued.
- The parking sign says one-hour limit.
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How about a second “status” violation parking ticket?
You’ll get a voluntary dismissal of the second “status” violation if issued:
- On the same day, as the first “status” violation
- For the same “status” violation
- Anywhere in Parking Ticket Land (New York City)
But, you have to pay the first “status” violation voluntarily.
Well, may as well stay in my parking space after my first ticket is issued.
The parking space belongs to me for the day, right? Bad idea.
NYC powers-to-be, hearing officials, and warriors anticipated you might stay in your space. Once three hours come and go after your first “location” NYC parking ticket, you are fair game for a second parking ticket, a third parking ticket, and so on, and so on.
But, if the parking ticket was issued for a “status” violation, you can stay the entire day. However, the risk is that a Warrior or Cop gives a ticket for a different “status” violation. Or, time runs out on your muni-meter receipt. Or, the parking sign limits parking to certain hours. And so on and so on.
The parking sign says one-hour limit.
What if I feed the hungry toll-on-a-poll and stay in my parking space for the second hour? Another bad idea. NYC parking law prohibits you from providing a parking meter. In other words, there are parking meter term limits. If the “hours limitation” on the parking sign controlling your space says one hour, you must vacate the area at the end of your term. You cannot pay or stay for an extra hour.
See if this makes sense. To avoid an NYC parking ticket for “feeding the meter,” you can vacate your parking space, drive around the block, and park again in the parking space you left. But, what’s the chance the area will still be available?
Suppose you get a parking ticket for feeding a meter. In that case, the warrior must insert on the front of your parking ticket, “date/time first observed,” If omitted, your parking ticket is eligible for dismissal because there is insufficient proof to establish that you Bloomberged that parking meter.
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