I currently live in Arizona. I was in New Jersey for the holidays, and I purchased a rental car during my stay at the Newark Airport from Hertz. When I was in Philadelphia, I received a parking ticket. Since the parking ticket is tied to the car, which is a rental car, do I need to pay the ticket? Can I get off without paying the ticket?
The car rental company has your credit card info and will eventually charge you for the ticket you received plus any late fees they are charged. Yes, you should pay this ticket and save yourself the late fees.
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Well... the Philadelphia Parking Authority can be pretty ruthless... you've seen the TV show "Parking Wars," right? They treat the ticket as a debt, and it will likely come back to haunt you again in the form of continued bills and possibly even on your credit report. And I write this as someone who got a couple of tickets in the '90s when I had a weekly volunteer job in the city, so I know from experience.
Your question was put in the "Debts" section of AVVO by their computer. I have moved it to Criminal Defense so it's more likely that a Philadelphia attorney will see it and comment. But unless you're planning to come back to the city and fight the ticket -- on good grounds -- you might as well just pay it.
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