Last Updated on May 16, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
One little known required element worth knowing
Joe’s required element story. On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Joe displayed many of the signs of unrelenting physical anger:
- Clenching his jaws.
- Grinding his teeth.
- Stomach ache.
- Increased and rapid heart rate.
An evil NYC parking ticket provoked Joe’s anger. However, it wasn’t just one parking ticket. This expired meter ticket was his 6th in two weeks. Meanwhile, the parking fines totaled $490. What’s a driver to do?
Subsequently, Joe started to calm down, picked up the crumbled overtime meter ticket, and unwrinkled it. He stared intently at the front of the ticket to unearth an omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required element. But, all the details about his car were correct. Likewise, the place of occurrence was accurate.
If Joe wasn’t standing next to the parking sign, he might have forgotten to check the time limits. That is to say, the time limits on the evil ticket didn’t match the time limits on the parking sign. In other words, the universe smiled on Joe.
Now, Joe can beat this nasty parking ticket if he presents the proper proof properly.
The time limits required elements to the rescue.
The required elements for an expired meter violation
- A warrior must enter the correct time limits.
- If the violation is for an expired Muni Meter, the ticket must show the meter number.
- However, the meter number for a failure to display the receipt ticket is not required.
- On the other hand, a warrior or cop must enter the “time first observed, for an overtime parking violation.”
The warrior misdescribed the time limits on Joe’s ticket.
I prepared the following exhibits.
Here are the violation codes related to parking meter tickets
I heartily recommend checking every parking ticket for omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements. They are parking ticket gold, and the best defense to beat an NYC parking ticket.
Most importantly, make sure you check the time limits on the ticket. You’ll be surprised how often the time limits on the ticket will not match the parking sign or meter zone.
Here are some excellent resources to help you prepare your defense exhibits. Such as:
- DOT Parking Regulations Map
- Digital Tax Map
- Property Map of NYC
- NYC Metered Parking Map