Parking in Fire Route (at church!)

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Parking in Fire Route (at church!)

by: Blackdragon12 on
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:22 am

So I got this ticket back in march, and I have a scheduled appointment this week to discuss the fine. I have been going to this church for over 10 years, and never once had an issue. This was the first time I parked in this spot since the whole parking lot was full and had absolutely no idea it was a fire route (there were other cars parked in front and behind me as well, and I was late..)

EIther way, the fine is $100, so I would like to get it reduced or dropped.. any tips?


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by: bend on
Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:27 am

Blackdragon12 wrote:So I got this ticket back in march, and I have a scheduled appointment this week to discuss the fine. I have been going to this church for over 10 years, and never once had an issue. This was the first time I parked in this spot since the whole parking lot was full and had absolutely no idea it was a fire route (there were other cars parked in front and behind me as well, and I was late..)
These are just excuses and nothing remotely resembling a defense.
Blackdragon12 wrote:EIther way, the fine is $100, so I would like to get it reduced or dropped.. any tips?
You may be offered a plea deal in exchange for a guilty plea for showing up to what i'm assuming is an early resolution meeting. You can either accept it or continue on to a trial.

Your charge is not going to be dropped out of sympathy, if that's what you're hinting at.

Also, trials require a defense (eg. there was no sign), or you'd just be delaying the inevitable.


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by: tremor on
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:45 pm

Pretty much what was stated. Unless you have proof that no signs and/or road markings are there, you're going to be paying up. I've never seen a sympathetic fine reduction for this type of offense.


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