Three days ago, I got a yellow parking violation notice. I don't want to divulge my case's fact pattern to protect privacy. Suffice it to say that I was with my elderly mom in the car, who has many pre-existing health conditions. We genuinely believed she had a medical emergency.
What defences can I invoke? What's the relevant case law or statute? I read the Administrative Penalty By-law and it mentions "Undue Hardship", but it doesn't appear to say anything on defences based on medical reasons.
I know New York law differs from Toronto law, but Can you beat an NYC parking ticket with a medical emergency? feels relevant.
Absolutely. If you are involved in an unexpected medical emergency affecting a human being, you can raise the medical emergency as a defense to an NYC parking ticket.You will need to submit evidence of the medical emergency, such as:
- “Hospital or Clinic emergency admission paperwork”
- “Statement from medical staff indicating the nature of the emergency”
Raising a properly documented medical emergency as a defense to an NYC parking ticket doesn’t guaranty a dismissal, but it is a defense that is given serious consideration by the NYC parking ticket hearing officials.