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Should I pay my ticket?

The NYPD recently gave me a $60 ticket because my friend didn't have his fare, so we went in the subway together with my fare. Long story short, he had to catch his hourly train to get to his first day of work on time and the machine didn't accept bills for the fare and we didn't have time to walk three avenues down. Cops gave us each a $60 ticket.

Will anything happen if I don't pay it? I called up the number on the ticket and not paying it within 15 days will leave it on my civil record forever, and paying it will leave it on my record "for only twenty years." Big diff. What does everyone think? Should I pay it? It's not a summons so I don't have to go to court, but I could if I wanted to contest it.
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From:ramuneqt
Date:December 14th, 2004 02:09 am (UTC)

Hmmmm

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Me being from the city as well, we both know that NYPD are finicky (sp?) about that sort of thing. That is why they always placed cops down there: To stop turnstile hoppers.

Sometimes there are stores that sell metrocards, too. So you could have gotten one from there. Or go to a store and break it into coins?

If you want to contest it, then it's perfectly legit to do so. However, if I gotten ticketed for something that I know the cops would catch me on, then I would pay for it. Or I could have let my friend through and let him get his way there to work... esp if it is the first day of work.

Do you both work at the same job?

I hope that you find my opinion helpful. I'm not trying to be mean or blunt or anything but what I feel that I would have done in the case. For something to be on my record for only 20 is something very little than committing a misdemeanor or a felony.
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From:xfirealx
Date:December 14th, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)

Re: Hmmmm

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damn..that is good thinking, i guess i should have let him go first, didn't think of that. we were tired from the night before and in a different borough, so the store thing might not have worked out...didn't know where we were, but i could have definitely waited..guess i'll pay the ticket!
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From:the_luggage_42
Date:December 14th, 2004 02:32 am (UTC)
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are you sure they can legitimately give you a ticket because somebody you are with doesn't have their fare?

I mean, you had your fare and everything. Somehow it just doesn't seem right that you both got ticketed for it.
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From:xfirealx
Date:December 14th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
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hm, good point...i guess because i condoned my friend coming in with my fare. i could have said no.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 25th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)

open container

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my daughter and friend recently got a ticket for open containers in front of msg while waiting for a show inside.
the ticket was illegible and i cannot find where to mail the summons. please help me with a phone number or better an address to which to mail the fine, which i believe was $25.00 per ticket,
thank you in advance,
robert a. belfiore

386-690-7203 or 386-663-4564
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