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?
See enclosed (all correspondences attached)
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, even to questioners in NY, and no attorney-client relationship is hereby created.
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!