What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
Hello, first I'll cut to the chase and state my question before explaining the details:
What are my chances of fighting a ticket for parking in a disabled parking space while having had my NYC only disabled parking permit displayed?
And how bad a thing is it to get such a ticket. It's much worse than a regular parking ticket isn't it?
Now the details:
I've had a NYC issued Permit for People with Disabilities for about 3-4 years now and I've never had problems parking in disabled parking spaces outside the city Except for one shopping mall in Westchester, NY found just north of NYC. I figure that hey, it's obvious to anyone that with such a permit, THIS person IS disabled, right? Thus the reason why I've never received a ticket anyplace else. Doesn't take a genious to figure that one out.
But, the officer in this situation wrote on the ticket: "Permit Valid NYC Only". It had never occurred to me until now to check with the local DMV and to my surprise, even they told me that NO, I'm not supposed to use this permit anyplace outside of NYC. Wow! 'ain't that a kick in the head.
So, what'd ya think? Might I be risking a bigger court fine atop the regular $80 ticket? Are my chances slim?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?