Can a city parking agency fine me extra for dropping off a payment after hours the night before a ticket is due?

I parked illegally one night, not realizing a sign said

Asked on March 21, 2016 under General Practice, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

1) After business hours is the next day; or to put it another way, when dealing with the government or a business, a "day" is only to the close  of business hours. So for legal purposes, you did pay on March 1st.
2) You can certainly ask to have extra fees eliminated or fines reduced, and there is a reasonable chance the prosecutor or court will do this--but they are not obligated to. All you can do is ask.

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