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How long does it take to fight a parking ticket?
Do you have to fill out forms? Actually appear in front of a judge?
Anything over 10-15 minutes seems like a waste of time for a $25 dollar ticket
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
If you're making $150 an hour as a college student, I want your job.
Actually, scratch that, because you're probably a stripper.
Bingo. It's their fucking jobs, but in OP's mind they'll have to stop sifting through the Pistorius or George Zimmerman case to deal with his parking quibble. For these individuals, listening to OP's long and passionate attempt to free himself from the inevitable $25 ticket is no different than taking a half hour shit while on an hourly wage.
This post was edited by Lunchables 14 months ago
Is it possible to look at court records specifically for failed meter parking tickets? If so, I would look through those to see if any got dismissed or reduced. If one got dismissed for no other reason than the judge was having a good day and took pity on a hot coed, you might be able to argue that the policy isn't enforced consistently and yours should be dismissed too. I'm not a lawyer though so...
I actually agree with the people saying its bad policy to have failed meters a no parking zone. Give the students a break and hold MSU accountable for fixing meters. There are already plenty of punishments for damaging meters so I doubt you'll see a significant increase in broken meters. OP still broke the law and is whining, but any chance to stick it to parking enforcement I'll support.
Yes, I'm sure in the 54B archives there are cases that read:
Dismissed. Brunette Delta Kappa with C cup looked like she could suck golf ball through garden hose.
Easily one of the most bizarre replies I've seen in a while.
A. This is a discussion about laws, not sports rules.
B. I own a car, park it in a major city every day and am very much affected by aggressive enforcement of parking regulations (Much more aggressive and "unfair" than I ever saw in East Lansing, by the way)
C. Renting a parking space does not give you property ownership rights. If you are being ticketed while parked in a legal space, there is a process to appeal and get the tickets tossed out.
D. It's not a right to not get hit by a truck and that does not mean it should not happen but it's not a guarantee not to not happen either.
I once parked at the natural resources/communication building structure. Put in $2.50 aiming to go to $3.00. On the quarter making it 2.50 it went from being a normal meter to a failed meter.
I was sooo pissed cause i had to find a new spot and get more change out of the machine. Luckily i had more bills on me.
Regardless, don't park at a failed meter. I probably could have gone in and got my money back but i wasn't about to waste my time over 2.50. It was bullshit but at least I had the good sense to not park at a failed meter
Is there a pic in that archive?
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
I remember once I was parked illegally in East Lansing in a "no parking/tow zone" while picking up some takeout food from a restaurant.
I was inside for maybe 10 minutes, left my car out front with 4-way flashers on, and I was ticketed for parking in a tow-zone while I was inside.
I was kind of pissed because I thought that by having my flashers on, my car was considered to be "standing" and not "parked", and the sign didn't say "no standing/stopping/parking" it just said "No parking/tow zone".
54B district court didn't see it that way and said I should be thankful that my car wasn't towed. I had to pay the ticket.
Definitely not reading through all the posts, but just appeal it online and be done with it. I posted earlier that something similar happened to me before. Put money in the meter, everything looked good to go (I think). Came back to a ticket and a FAIL meter. I have no idea if I just wasn't paying attention or if it failed while I was parked, but I explained that I put money in and didn't understand why a meter failure resulted in a ticket for me. They granted the appeal and gave me a, "FYI, don't park at broken meters in the future." It's a lot faster than arguing with tRCMB.
In the court of tRCMB, the case could be thrown out on account of no pics.
As it should. She sounded smart.
Sounds like she really represented herself well.
"When I was in school they told me practice makes perfect. Then they told me nobody's perfect. So I stopped practicing." --Steven Wright
The judge didn't even have to bang his gavel because she did it for him.
He was judge, jury and executioner and she soon found out it was a hung jury.
$25 is a decent amount of money for people in school..at least to me. But I'm not your typical tRCMB baller
Given the ages of those two judges, she was probably sentenced to thirty lashes with a wet noodle.
But...he's going to be a baller someday. Surely $25 now won't change his life.
It was for me when I was in school, as well. That's why I was careful not to waste my money by parking illegally.
Aren't you the high-rollin gambler?
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