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Can I get a past due parking citation reduced due to I can't afford to pay it

Oxnard, CA |

Got a parking citation and its 90$ can't afford to pay it or register my car

Attorney Answers 3

  1. The equal protection clause provides that all laws must be applied equally. So, there is no set "discount" that you could qualify regarding.

  2. Doubtful-but contact parking department .

  3. While it is true that there needs to be equal protection under the law (equal application of the law), the citing department (whether the police department or another city agency) has the ability to not prosecute these cites if they are convinced that not doing so would be in the interest of justice. In short, just contact them and ask nicely while explaining the hardship and see what happens.