As you landed on the Annoying Parking Ticket site I assume you are looking at a parking violation ticket you recently got. Perhaps you're surprised, even angry, and definitely annoyed with the added hassle in your life. Maybe you don't understand it fully, maybe you just want to pay it with the least hassle and trouble. Or maybe you know there is something mysteriously wrong about you getting the ticket in the first place! Maybe you want to contest and fight your parking ticket?
I'm here to help!
Real quick, you got a couple of things you can do with your parking ticket. You can:
- Do nothing (not recommended)
- Pay it in a quick and hassle free way
- Contest it and deal with the officials yourself
- Hire a lawyer
- Work with an agency specializing in parking and traffic tickets
- Have your ticket work for you and pay for itself
- Regardless, you can share your story with me!
Pay the ticket in a quick and easy way
The paper ticket has instructions on how to pay it on the back. Follow directions, send a check, and you are done. You may be able to pay ticket over the internet but beware of additional charges for "processing". For more info, see how I paid one parking ticket, and hidden fees I encountered
Contest, dispute, fight the parking ticket and deal with the officials yourself
Not the simplest route but you're going to have a lot of fun and learn a thing or two about how your local or state government works. Here is a couple of cases and tips:
A student contests and disputes parking ticket based on 1st Amendment! Way to go! Applies at Malibu/Zuma, Pt.Dume too! http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/274075/
Great blog on how to write a contest/dispute and document it with images: http://www.rbgrn.net/blog/2007/07/how-to-contest-parking-tickets-and-win.html
Nice How-to on how to dispute or contest your the parking ticket! Note the advice on parking in private area vs. public could be used for my own traffic ticket at Pt. Dume and elsewhere: http://www.wikihow.com/Fight-a-Parking-Ticket
If your ticket was issued in California: The link to California Vehicle Code CVC is below. Make sure your Code of Violation is correct otherwise you can easily dispute the ticket on technicality: http://annoyingparkingticket.blogspot.com/2009/08/california-vehicle-code-cvc-div-11-cvc.html
Hire a lawyer
To the left of the main text you will find links to local law offices that can help you contest/dispute your ticket, sometimes at the fixed fee and with a guarantee. Take advantage! If you need a referral for a lawyer, you can purchase SecureNet membership through My Benefits Plus here http://mybenefitsplus.com/e-healthplus and get first hour consultation with a lawyer for free and after that a fixed discount price on all services. You can get legal representation for your parking ticket for just $89!
Work with a specialized agency that deals with parking tickets
For example, fight your parking ticket with your iPhone, get $10 just for trying! Go here http://techfragments.com/news/531/Software/Use_Your_iPhone_to_Get_Yourself_Out_of_a_Parking_Ticket.html
Hire a lawyer and dismiss the ticket based on it being unconstitutional
This was discussed here: Parking Tickets Unconstitutional. Check it out!
Have your parking ticket work for you and pay for itself
Yes, it is possible for a parking ticket to pay for itself! This I feel is the best way to deal with your parking ticket or any traffic ticket for that matter! Follow this link:
The best way to deal with a parking ticket is to have it PAY FOR ITSELF! See how it was done with THIS VERY BLOG! Click here.
Last but not least,
Share your story
Post your story about what happened in a comment to this post. Please explain what you would like to do now. Give as much detail as you are comfortable giving. Maybe we can figure something out. No promises, but I will respond as soon as I can! Just find the "Comment" link below.