I received a parking ticket in Seattle, WA for staying over the time limit allowed. The area I parked in was 1 hour parking but I didn't realize this. The sign stating the time limit was slightly damaged and the "1" is hard to make out. Two questions: (1) If I appeal, do I have a chance of having the parking ticket removed (2) The fine is currently $44 if paid within 15 days. If I appeal and lose, will it go up?
If you want to spend the day in traffic court fighting the ticket go right ahead. If it were me, I'd just pay it.
What is your time worth? It's a parking ticket....pay the fine. Otherwise, follow the directions on the back of the citation to contest it.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
This is not a moving violation, so it is not that big of a deal. However, you think you have a good case so why not fight it. If you can go down there and contest the ticket with proof, the judge may either knock it down or dismiss it. Sometimes judges allow you to contest the ticket and submit proof via a paragraph or two explanation with written submissions, whereby you do not need to go to court. Good luck.
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