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I'm trying to take care of a parking ticket from 2012 in Oakland, CA, and my question is about time limits.

Oakland, CA |

I received a notice dated Feb. 29, 2012 stating I had 21 days to respond. I dropped of my paperwork and deposit for contesting on Mar. 21st. I recently had a court date and the judge stated she couldn't hear my appeal because I waited 22 days. The 29th was considered the 1st day. Is this correct?

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At this point the judge has made a determination. You could try to hire an attorney and fight this but it will cost you more.
Robert Driessen

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The judge is right.

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