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#3303470 - 03/06/14 03:11 PM Fraudulent Parking Ticket
stockrex Offline


Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 1304
Loc: Michigan
I can't believe this, I was given a parking ticket even when my meter was plugged.

I went downtown for an hour appt, parked half a block away, plugged meter for 1H 2x min,
came back few minutes after my appt, it was 2pm 02 min or so, I found a ticket on my windshield.
What the...the meter still had 18 or 16 mins lets, I took photos of the meter with the ticket and my truck.

I can't believe it, do I challenge it? how do I challenge it, it will be my word against the officer. I can get the place where I went to give me a proof of what time showed up.

I called the city to ask if the meter has log, they said [censored] no.
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#3303473 - 03/06/14 03:15 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 2911
Loc: Ohio
Call the mayors office and tell them that you're an active VOTER. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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#3303474 - 03/06/14 03:15 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 3758
Loc: north carolina
Did you put money in the correct meter? Sometimes people when parallel parked put money in wrong meter.
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#3303485 - 03/06/14 03:22 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33693
Loc: New Jersey
Yeah right meter? Mechanical meter?

I've gotten them a minute or two after the expiration.

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#3303487 - 03/06/14 03:24 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
stockrex Offline


Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 1304
Loc: Michigan
electronic meter, u r able to pay online or something,
I am surprised it does not keep a log.
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#3303488 - 03/06/14 03:24 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 4730
Loc: NH
I thought parking tickets were just another city tax?

How much will it cost you to fight it? Time money and effort.
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#3303498 - 03/06/14 03:33 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: supton]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 2911
Loc: Ohio
The last parking ticket I received was $10. An interview went long and of course I had that waiting for me afterwards. At least I was offered the job.

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#3303501 - 03/06/14 03:37 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
Miller88 Online   content


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 6582
Loc: Onondaga County
Around here the meter maids pretty much ticket anyone with 10 or so minutes left. They figure if you let it run that low you won't be out to renew it.

And it's cheaper to pay a $35 parking ticket than to take a day off of work and contest it.
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#3303504 - 03/06/14 03:44 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12514
Loc: Chicago, IL
I bet the city doesn't even do anything to pursue those tickets until you have several unpaid ones.
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#3303505 - 03/06/14 03:45 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: Miller88]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 2911
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Miller88
And it's cheaper to pay a $35 parking ticket than to take a day off of work and contest it.


Plus the other 50 or so characters in the court waiting room looking at you isn't the most fun either. smile

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#3303506 - 03/06/14 03:46 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 547
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
if you have the option to contest it by mail, please compose a well written letter and attach the photos with the time. sometimes the meter maids are over zealous. they base this on people just paying instead of wasting time....

i got out of 2 tickets in chicago:
-one, i was in a company's private parking, not on a city back alley = ticket thrown out
-two, i used their photos and a copy of my parking receipt to prove that somebody hit my car from behind and made the receipt fall on my floor = ticket thrown out
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#3303510 - 03/06/14 03:51 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 3291
Loc: Phoenix
What does a picture prove? You could of put a coin in the expired meter and then taken the picture.

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#3303527 - 03/06/14 04:01 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: dishdude]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 547
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: dishdude
What does a picture prove? You could of put a coin in the expired meter and then taken the picture.

how about when your receipt places your ticket time between start and expiration time?
meaning you were in compliance with the law???
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#3303528 - 03/06/14 04:01 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12514
Loc: Chicago, IL
Motorists.org


Lots of resources on how to fight these tickets.
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#3303532 - 03/06/14 04:03 PM Re: Fraudulent Parking Ticket [Re: stockrex]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3069
Loc: Northeastern MT
Dishdude is right, BUT if you have a couple witnesses to verify your story you should get out of this one.

Unscrupulous ticket writers filling a quota...

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