Q: What is the fine for using someone else's handicap tag on a regular parking spot meter in NJ?
I bought a vehicle about a year ago, inside of it had a handicap placard tag. I never threw it out and kept in the vehicle. A couple days ago I went into a hospital which had regular pay parking meters and I decided to park on one of them with said handicap tag. I was given a ticket with the code "127-3C Handicapped Parking On Private Property" plus a $30 fine for not paying the meter.I need to go to court now, can't pay the handicap related ticket online. What consequences do I face now? Basically I was using someone else's handicap tag on my vehicle. Stupid mistake I know.
A: This appears to be a municipal code violation not the state violation so you would need to lookup the statute number in the town that you received the ticket and look at the penalty listed. If the statute involves jail I suggest that hire a good lawyer traffic and criminal lawyer. Some towns and judges are very strict with these tickets, others not so and just charge a fine. Good Luck
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