Car was parked in our apartment complex's car wash. The area curbing is painted red. There are no "no parking" signs in the area. The vehicle was towed, but no one authorized the tow. Tow operator said they had a contract and saw the vehicle illegally parked.
FYI: It is very rare for an attorney to specialize in or be familiar with parking tickets.
It depends. For example, if it is considered a fire lane, the sign might be posted somewhere but not exactly where you were parked, and it would still be valid. However, just red paint on private property in an out of the way, dead end, no access parking spot to wash cars seems more like the complex is trying to use the paint to avoid people from blocking others from washing cars. It depends.
Most attorneys do not deal with parking tickets as stated by my esteemed colleague. Car should not have been parked there.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
You state you were parked in an area used as a car wash. Doesn't sound like a parking space.
Whether the tow was authorized will likely turn on the contact between the complex and the tow company, and the lease between you and the complex.
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