Why did I receive this ticket, when Alternate-side parking regulations were suspended on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Asked almost 2 years ago - Rego Park, NY

November 3, 2012

From: Lyson Bazile
64-20 Saunders Street, apt B6
Rego Park, NY 11373

To: Queens Chronicle
41-2 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361

Re: I wonder if this happens on Park Avenue…

To whom it may concern:

On July 02, 2012 I had to pay a parking violation issued to me on Martin Luther King Day (01/17/2011).
It was clearly stated on that day that all alternate side parking were suspended. I even called 311.

Two years later I am still angry about this… Why did I get this ticket?

The violation went from $50.00 for $120.00. I wrote numerous letters (see enclosed) in protest and trying to get the ticket dismissed in vain. I was found guilty and yet I do not believe that I had broken any rules or regulations. I am hoping that by making my story known I will prevent this injustice from happening for someone else. I should have written this letter the moment I was subjected to this, however better late than never.

What should I have done, what should have been my course of action?


Thank You,


Lyson Bazile


See enclosed (all correspondences attached)

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Susan Pernick

    Contributor Level 15

    5

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . There's nothing you can do about it now - it's too late.
    .
    The time to do this was when the ticket was returnable, three years ago.

    There's a legal saying. He who sits on his hands gets nothing

    I am an attorney admitted solely in NY. None of the answers I submit on this forum constitutes legal advice,... more
  2. Michael J Palumbo

    Pro

    Contributor Level 19

    4

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . Unless you own a trucking company, the safest thing to do when you get a NYC parking ticket is pay it. Especially if it is only $50.00. It's the added price you have to pay to live in NYC - which is why I don't live in the city!

  3. Matisyahu Wolfberg

    Contributor Level 11

    4

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . There are no points to parking tickets.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

24,324 answers this week

3,209 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

24,324 answers this week

3,209 attorneys answering