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Old 05-21-2015, 06:40 AM
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I received a Expired muni-meter ticket while I was waiting on a line at the muni meter machine to buy more time and update my current ticket on my dash. My original ticket in the window expired at 2:05.

The ticket shows: Date/Time 1st observed 2:05pm and the Date/Time of Offense 2:12Pm (when the ticket was actually issued). My updated muni meter ticket was purchased at 2:13pm. The Comments on the tickets were: no driver; engine off. 1st obs is muni meter exp.

I sent a copy of my muni-meter receipt, and responded not guilty, because it was it was my understanding I had a five minute grace period. I received notice that I was Guilty and still had to pay fine.

Quest 1--Is that grace period from the 2:05 that I had on my original muni-meter tkt on my dash or from when the tkt was issued at 2:12?
Ques 2--Is there anyway to still fight this? I can't imagine how they can prove I even had a tkt on my dash prior to getting a muni meter tkt and 2:12 and being ticketed at 2:13?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:35 AM
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Here's some info. http://assembly.state.ny.us/member_f...0106/index.pdf

The grace period is for 5 minutes after your ticket expired, so you were ok to not be ticketed til 2:10. Since you are guilty, you might be able to ask for a fine reduction.

I haven't been through this myself because I am always really careful with muni meter lots. I see those agents around like vultures, just waiting for the expiration time to come around so they can issue their ticket.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:06 PM
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The grace period is not from the time the ticket was issued? Who is to say I even had a ticket on my dash prior to getting the muni-meter that I sent in as proof that I was buying a ticket to put on my dash?
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