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Since a parking ticket is an infraction, can the parking ticket be contested in a court of law?
 

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Here you can.
 

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okay.....

Is the reason one can get a court hearing so they can face their accuser?

If so, how can one question a parking meter ?
IF YOU ADD 25 CENTS BEYOND WHAT IT CALLS FOR....IT WILL ACTUALLY TALK TO YOU....GOOD LUCK!;)
 

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IF YOU ADD 25 CENTS BEYOND WHAT IT CALLS FOR....IT WILL ACTUALLY TALK TO YOU....GOOD LUCK!;)

I'm going to doante 25 cents towards the purchase of a trans shield or trans blanket for you ;)....slick !
 

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okay.....

Is the reason one can get a court hearing so they can face their accuser?

If so, how can one question a parking meter ?

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.
 

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Since a parking ticket is an infraction, can the parking ticket be contested in a court of law?
Only if the meter is present to defend itself.
 

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Since a parking ticket is an infraction, can the parking ticket be contested in a court of law?
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.
 

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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.

Well thought out reply.

Who should handle electronic infraction within the courts system when someone wants to contest the charge?

Should the courts allow only judges to over see the case, or could this be handle by a court administration proceeding?

The electronic device is the first accuser, then a live person validates or dismisses the infraction, in the case of a meter violation, the meter is the first accuser, then the officer checking the meter validates the offense and writes the ticket.

Lets go a step further with this.......you run a redlight, photo enforcement takes a picture of your license plate. You are mailed a ticket with the fine amount, no points on your license, no moving violation reported to DMV, no report to insurance carrier. Just a fine.

The ticket provides a phone # for an administration hearing to contest the ticket. You show up to contest the ticket and are found to be in violation for what you where accused of.

Question : should you have the right to have your case heard by a court judge instead of a court administration hearing?
 

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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!... :(
 

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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!... :(
Your reply is the way I feel it should work.

Here's an article from Springfield Missouri on red light camera's being banned.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/missouri-supreme-court-strikes-down-red-light-cameras/

The kicker to this sotry is all of this came about after a retired State Trooper ran a red light enforcement camera. He went to the administration hearing and his case was denied. So he obtained a lawyer and they based his case on not being allowed due process thru the court system.

I disagree with the Supreme court that all moving violations carry points. Not using your turn signal is a moving violation, yet it doesn't carry points.

Runing a red light and getting a photo enforcement ticket is just like getting a parking ticket. You don't need a courts ruling, an administration ruling works just fine.
 
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