Q: Can I be issued 2 tickets for same offense on same day?
Received a ticket for parking too close to a fire hydrant at 4:48 am which I paid. Then just received a notice for another ticket, which apparently was issued at 8:16 am the same day. I did not receive this ticket and was not even aware of it until today. Do I have to also pay this one?
A: You should double check with the Court to make sure not a double listing. If not, it is possible to get 2 tickets for the same non moving violations. If that is the case, please pay same
A: Yes, you can, especially if your vehicle was parked there at those 2 times.
A: Yes you can, but a few towns do have regulations on how often you can be issued the same ticket, so I would check the laws in the town you got the ticket as it may be a defense.
A: I recommend you contact the court first and ensure they are in the court system and these are not the same tickets. If two separate tickets, you should consider whether you contest/dispute the 2nd ticket and speak with the prosecutor (which means you will need to take some time off from work etc even the court session is held remotely) or just pay and move on with your life. It all depends on your priorities of your life. If you can show the nexus between the two tickets and show you paid for one, the prosecutor may dismiss the 2nd one (assuming that it's a validly issued one).
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