I was issued a parking ticket today. I went online to pay it tonight and there were $750 in parking tickets from 5-6 years ago. Thing is, I just registered this vehicle 5 months ago and was issued these plates. Additionally, this is the first vehicle I have registered in the state, so it can't be connected to my name. I assume the tickets must be matched to someone who had my plate number years ago. How do I deal with this? My thoughts were to go and contest immediately and bring proof of paying this ticket and also the existence of these past unpaid tickets on the account. I would also bring my registration and title as proof that I just purchased the vehicle and registered it and was issued these plates 5 months ago. How does this sound?
This sounds like the start of a good defense. You will need certified or true test copies for use in Court. This is a matter best considered in accordance with your State laws. I strongly urge you to hire an attorney who can consider your case with knowledge of the local Courts and statutes, to further assist you. You can click on the “Attorney” tab on this page, or AVVO has other good resources for finding an appropriate local lawyer, and I urge you to use them. Whatever the source, you should contact a few lawyers and hire the one that is the best fit. He or she will have far more information about the situation than anyone on a simple question and answer forum such as this one would have. If my answer was “HELPFUL” or “BEST ANSWER, Please let me know by clicking the appropriate button, even if it was not what you wanted to hear. Good luck.
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You are taking all the right steps; however you will want an attorney to draft the documents that will be submitted to the court & will want that attorney to argue on your behalf in court. To assist the attorney you meet with big all documentation that you have gathered & let her or him look it over at your consultation.... This will help the attorney better understand how they can help you get this matter resolved.
This is a serious issue that can cause a number of problems for you if not corrected soon. Contact on of us here in AVVO for a free consultation.
Depending on what type of parking tickets they are you can go to the respective judge ie ether municipal court or traffic tribunal file motion to vacate tickets since they are not urs. A judge will b able to see that bc he will ace access to d m v computer. Been doing this for twenty five years it is a pain but u can take care of it
As the other attorneys mentioned, you may want to try a motion to vacate in the appropriate court. You may also want to start with Rhode Island Operator Control at the DMV. Meet with a hearing officer there and see if they can clear the old tickets out of your record and assign them to the person who had the plate at the time. Bring all the documentation that you mentioned in your question. If you would like any assistance, please call my office. I would be happy to help at Operator Control and/or traffic court.
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