There is no statute of limitations and he can do this. It will just be tough for him to explain the 2 different tickets.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
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He was doing you a favor and gave you a 0 point parking ticket which would have not caused an insurance increase and been a $100.00 fine. You are "Exhibit 'A'" as to why people should NEVER try to defend their own case and ALWAYS reach out to an attorney BEFORE sending a ticket into a court with a plea, be it a guilty or not guilty plea. Had you called my office, I would have told you, for free, to pay the ticket. Now, you have stupidly put yourself on this cop's radar and have to fight this ticket because if you are found guilty as charged your insurance is going through the roof. What the cop did was totally legal and Entering a plea and demanding a supporting deposition was about the worse thing you could have done.
Not only did you ruin it for yourself but for others as well. What the Police Officer gave you was a roadside reduction. He extended you extreme discretion by issuing you a parking ticket. In such a case you should have taken it and ran. This officer will surely think twice before doing it again. Next time ask a professional.
There is a statute of limitations in NYS and it is one year.
You have 30 days to request a supporting deposition.
Now you are looking at a 4 point speeding ticket and a annoyed cop.
BTW if you hire a attorney you may not have to go down.
Instead of being angry at you, the cop can talk to you nice well behaved lawyer:)
The best of luck to you.
This is not legal advice. If order to give you legal advice i would need to see the Tickets and talk to the court first. Good luck:)