Once upon a time I was issued TWO citations for the same instance of illegally parking my car. One citation came from the property owner (it was a private pay-to-park lot), and the other came from the city. Both citations were issued on the same day within 5 minutes of each other. I paid to park in the private lot but it was a 2-hour limit (I was gone for 3). So I really am at fault here, but the city says it was a metered spot and I just didn't pay at all.
For brevity's sake I'm going to make a long story short. The owner of the lot filed for a summary judgement against me in municipal court. I contested it and the judge tossed the case because the facts were in dispute (whose property was I actually on?) and the property owner never responded. I thought I was done with the situation. The state has now moved to suspend my driver's license for failure to pay the fine.
Is this a Double Jeopardy situation? This case has already been in court and a judge has already ruled on it. Note that the license suspension specifically says it's for a civil traffic infraction, so this is not a criminal case.
I feel I kind of lucked out the first time around with not having to pay a fine I legitimately owed, but I may not be so lucky for round two. I should also say here that I live about 4 hours away from the city where this happened (I was just visiting at the time), so It's going to be very difficult for me to have to go back to appear in court again to re-litigate this thing.