Since a parking ticket is an infraction, can the parking ticket be contested in a court of law?
Is the reason one can get a court hearing so they can face their accuser?
If so, how can one question a parking meter ?
Just pay it. You can usually appeal a parking ticket by posting bond, the amount of the ticket. If you win, they'll give you the money back at a much later time. Very few people win these cases and for the doallar amount, it's not worth the time to most people. Even if your wrong, sometimes it's just easier to make it go away. Besides, it won't go on your record.
Parking meters can malfunction. the city should have a history kept on any complaints on any particular meter. if you can prove that a certain meter is faulty then you could go to court and win. But simply going to court and saying you put money in and the time ran out early will not get you off. if you park at a faulty meter it's at your own risk. for instance you add money and the time does not add, then go find another spot.
Your reply is the way I feel it should work.I imagine you could appeal the ruling, but you may be hit with court costs along with the original fine IF the judge subsequently finds you guilty too!...