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      09-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #45
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Take it to the SUPREME COURT for violating your civil rights. Just pay it or ask for contributions.
LOL let's see if we can keep this thread going and reach 17 pages. What was the expression? First world problems.
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      09-23-2012, 11:53 AM   #46
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LOL let's see if we can keep this thread going and reach 17 pages. What was the expression? First world problems.
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      09-23-2012, 11:19 PM   #47
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if you can drive a BMW you can pay 30$. pay it and move on with your life.
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      09-23-2012, 11:27 PM   #48
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Is taxpayer money really available to fund court time for people that want to challenge is measly $30 ticket? The court time is not worth it. They'll simply state that there doesn't need to be a sign EVERYwhere one cannot park, etc. You're probably overlooking a city/county ordinance or law somewhere.

Just pay it and don't do it again.
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      09-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #49
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Is taxpayer money really available to fund court time for people that want to challenge is measly $30 ticket? The court time is not worth it. They'll simply state that there doesn't need to be a sign EVERYwhere one cannot park, etc. You're probably overlooking a city/county ordinance or law somewhere.

Just pay it and don't do it again.
Have you ever challenged any ticket? I almost hardly ever get parking tickets unless for stupid mistakes.

In CT I've never had a front plate ticket since it's not enforced, yet I parked where my mother lives in NY and was givin a ticket over night.

Yes I'll fight the ticket, You don't pay additional court fees to fight a ticket, the judge simply makes a ruling and you can decide to push the ticket further by appealing or accepting the ticket. In my case I feel that the ticket is unjust and either requires a reduction, or to be throw out. The street is large enough to provide for two lines and continue the pavement markings but the town decided not to for whatever reason. I pay my taxes just like everyone else and hardly use the legal system.

I am parked partially on private property.

Really, since the wheels of the car were on private property in theory counting only half the car the wheels were facing the curb.

Beside that if we realllllly want to get technical, the law says, right wheels facing curb, it does not state the "Face" of the right wheels facing the right curb. Because of this the wheel has no side and thus each and every wheel is technically facing the curb. Now I could have been ticketed for being 12 inches away from the curb but I was not so. I have several arguments I could use and either the judge will accept or will not.

This will be my last post on the thread. I think the "Time is money" aspect has been beaten to a dead horse and I've clarified several times that it's no loss on my part as I will not be losing any time from work.
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      09-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #50
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You mean you cut across the lane for the opposite direction to park facing the wrong way? Yup, you get ticketed for that.
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This will be my last post on the thread.
If you don't mind I would really like to know the disposition of your case for educational purposes.
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      09-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #52
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I think your time is worth more than $30.

Seems like way to much work to drop the ticket.

I'd just pay it and move on... next time turn around before you park
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You mean you cut across the lane for the opposite direction to park facing the wrong way? Yup, you get ticketed for that.
Curious too... do you have a picture of how you park?
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      09-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #54
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I know it's principle, but it's $30. I would pay it, move on, and park the right way every time from now on. I bet the cop was thinking something along the lines of "Meh, it's only a cheap $30 parking ticket, but it's principle. Maybe this guy will finally park the right way if I keep giving him annoying little tickets."
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when is the court date
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      09-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #56
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C'mon people, $30 and a matter of principle is at stake, this thread should have reached 8 pages by now. The funny thing is the OP asked if he were in the right when he first posted. After countless recommendations to pay the money and move on, he seems to care not at all whether he was in the right or not. It's not necessarily amazing when people want to fight when they are in the wrong. Almost seems like human nature.
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So everyone wanted an update to this ticket,

Judge liked my argument but stated that it did not matter I was still in the wrong, however he was willing to cut the ticket in half, and recommended I not get caught again as that I have been officially warned that parking in that direction is incorrect and that next time I would be forced to pay the full fine.

I said thank you, and went on my way. Only took 10 mins of my time and did not have to change any work plans or anything.

So sometimes it is worth it to fight a ticket regardless if you are in the wrong - Now to cook up some grub.
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You saved $15, good job!
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You stood your ground. You stated your case. You took it to "The Man." And "The Man" shot you down! OK, he only wounded you. Good on ya!

Power to the people! Right on!

Time to put the 'phones back on and play more Blood Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night and Scott McKenzie.

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