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Don’t Miss These 10 Tips to Effectively Contest Your Parking Ticket

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If you have received a parking ticket, you might be feeling frustrated and looking for ways to appeal it. You may not know how to go about this process or the best course of action.

Fortunately, this article will provide information on how to appeal your parking ticket successfully.

Read on for advice that could save you time, money, and frustration in the future!

Tip#1: Take Photo

If you want to contest your parking ticket, you may need to prove that you were not parked in the wrong zone or that your registration card was rightfully displayed. Taking a photo of the zone would help support your claim. This will help you avoid wasting time going to court. A good appeal should include photos of the zone with a timestamp and your registration card clearly displayed on the dashboard.

Tip#2: Prepare Copies of Your Evidence

Make copies of all supporting documents that you will need. You may not know what type of evidence is required to win your case, but it is a good idea to prepare everything beforehand.

Tip#3: Ask for a Summons

Ask the parking inspector how to request a trial date. If you go to a trial without a summon, the judge will most likely dismiss your claim, and you will forfeit your fine. Submit all of your evidence with your appeal and request a trial date.

Tip#4: Follow the Appeal Instructions

If you do not follow the instructions on appealing a parking ticket, your appeal will most likely be denied. Make sure to read the information carefully and to include all of the necessary information in your submission.

Tip#5: Be Polite and Respectful

When dealing with the parking authority, always be polite and respectful. Remember that they are only doing their job. Yelling or being rude will not get you anywhere.

Tip#6: Keep a Record of All Correspondence

Keep a record of all communications with the parking authority, including emails, letters, and phone calls. It is good to create a file and save all of your documents in this file. You may need them if your claim is denied or goes to court.

Tip#7: Be Patient

If you appeal a parking ticket, there is no telling how long it will take for the authority to respond with their decision. Many factors go into this process, so just be patient and do not contact them unless they request something from you. If you wait patiently, things usually work out in the end.

Tip#8: Use Technology

If you have received a ticket, using technology to fight a ticket can save you time and effort. You can use an app to help you track the time and date of your violation, take photos of the zone, and receive alerts when a new ticket is issued. This will help you gather evidence and present your case in the most effective way possible.

Tip#9: Be Quick on Your Feet

If you’ve received a parking ticket, try to deal with the ticket as soon as possible. You may not think it’s worth the effort, but if you don’t act quickly, the fine could go up and make things even more difficult for you. If you’re lucky, there might even be some hope of having it waived altogether.

Tip#10: Read the Ticket Carefully

When you receive a parking ticket, it is important to read all the information carefully before signing anything. There might be some information on the back of the ticket explaining how to contest the ticket or have it waived. If you’re not sure what to do, you can always call the number listed on the ticket or visit the website.

Conclusion

If you are certain that you were not parked in the zone or your registration card was displayed, then appealing your parking ticket is probably a good idea. You can increase your chances of winning the appeal and avoid paying the fine by following these tips. 

Good luck!

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Written by Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown is a translator by day, and a traveler mostly at night. She is an expert on living with jet lag – and packing in tiny suitcases. She is from London and you can read more of her exploits at RoughDraft.

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