Hello, I received 2 parking citation for parking in the same space that is in-front of a locked chained fence which is property of my place of employment. In 20 years of working there and parking in this spot I have never received any parking citations between these two tickets which are less than 2 months apart. I never touched the sidewalk, there are parking meters behind in the street but not for this space and both state different reasons.
The reasons for each ticket are:
parking in excess of allowed time
FL statues violation
I tried petitioning dismissal to the Miami county court but twice has my petitioned been denied.
Please help me out... How can I have them removed?
It is infinitely cheaper (in terms of money and aggravation) to pay parking citations than it is to fight the Miami Parking Authority.
That said, if you want to do so then do it right: Stop playing lawyer, pony up and hire one.
Complaining online that this is unfair will get you less far than your already twice denied petitions.
As for future violations, just because you haven't gotten tickets before has no bearing on the fact that you are getting them now, so you are on notice. Keep parking there and rack them up, park elsewhere or hire a lawyer to petition the municipality that keeps citing you to correct the problem.
No matter what my guess is that you are not getting out of this for free on internet advise.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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Now you want free advice for something that you have probably already messed up. When you need an attorney to fight for you, you have to pay for the specifically tailored legal advice. Fight the tickets at the right time in the right place. Take many pictures of the area and be able to describe it accurately.
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You need to check your local ordinances (the statute or ordinance on the ticket), most cities have ordinances that say you can only park in a space a maximum combined period of time per day (i.e. two hours, four hours, etc.) even if the space is unmetered.
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