Asked about 4 years ago - Chicago, ILFlag
My was unable to pass emissioms testing .Not able to renew plates. Then car was snowed in recived a few tickets. After 2 1/2 months recived a statement for 6000 dollars in tickets . Went to car found tickets inside car.Someone had cut a hole in plastic covering side glass ,and was putting them inside. Why wasnt car either towed or booted? What can I do?
Every now and then, the City of Chicago has an "amnesty" program. They basically forgive penalties above the original amount of the ticket in order to encourage people like yourself to pay the rest off right away. Keep your eyes open for that opportunity, and be ready to take advantage of it when it happens. You can also call the city, but based on past experience, you'd get farther shouting at the wall.
It is rather odd that you managed to amass so many parking tickets in the shortest period of time without moving the vehicle to a less compromising spot.
As the prior counsel correctly noted, the only reasonable recourse for the time being is to wait for the City of Chicago Parking ticket amnesty that at times offers reduced fees or payment s plant to car owners like you.
Be advised that based on the number of the parking tickets that may make you subject of placement on the Illinois car owners' list eligible for suspension of the driving privileges in the state due to unpaid parking tickets.
Your account is silent on your prior efforts to appeal the citations; however, it appears that you did not appeal any of those parking tickets within the allowed time as indicated on each citation.
Parking tickets require immediate attention and do have a tendency to affect driving privileges if become too numerous (over ten citations).
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