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Posted: 11/19/2008 3:33:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:34:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 3:35:24 PM EDT by Plumbata]
Every ticket I've ever gotten had the instructions printed on the back of the ticket.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:39:03 PM EDT
This has happened to me in the past.


IIRC, I received 2 from the city of Chicago. I didn't understand because I didn't own a Doge and I had never parked in that area of the city as I generally avoided it. I called up for weeks until I got an actual human. She told me that it ends up that the city had issued tens of thousands of temporary plates and alot of them were duplicates of real plates. Supposedly, it was even on the news but, of course, they couldn't do anything to help me out. So, I didn't pay them. I got some threats, IIRC, but blew it off. They never messed with my credit.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:43:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:44:57 PM EDT
are you foing?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:46:28 PM EDT
Yup.. Meter Maid blew the writeup. I got one once saying that I had to pay $xxx to get my car out of impound. I thought seriously about showing up with the cash and demanding they produce my vehicle (which, of course, was at home counties away), but I ended up just calling.

Got an "Oopsie... sorry... nevermind."
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:47:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 3:57:12 PM EDT by TerribleTom]
Reply in writing with all of the detail you gave in the OP and more.

Make/model/year of your car will be critical, as this info is probably also on the original ticket.  If a letter/number was transposed or wrong on the original ticket, chances are the make/model/year won't match your vehicle.

Honestly, it should not be too difficult to get this straightened out.

ETA:  Dibs on guns and ammo if it doesn't work out.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:49:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:52:03 PM EDT
Sue.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:54:23 PM EDT
I've been in a similar situation. Petition instructions are on back of ticket. It was pretty painless getting rid of it.

For most minor parking infractions, you can petition the ticket. They simply don't give a fuck. If you put the energy to get rid of it, it will go away. This is assuming you don't have any serious and/or frequent past parking infractions.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:03:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 4:05:11 PM EDT by Rogue-Sasquatch]
Originally Posted By Kapitalist:
I've been in a similar situation. Petition instructions are on back of ticket. It was pretty painless getting rid of it.

For most minor parking infractions, you can petition the ticket. They simply don't give a fuck. If you put the energy to get rid of it, it will go away. This is assuming you don't have any serious and/or frequent past parking infractions.


Why did Indiana Jones throw your post out of the Hindenburg?



NO TICKET.

See above...

Originally Posted By MRW:
Originally Posted By Plumbata:
Every ticket I've ever gotten had the instructions printed on the back of the ticket.


I didn't get a ticket.
 It's a false charge.  I got a letter informing me of unpaid ticket.



Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:05:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Originally Posted By Kapitalist:
I've been in a similar situation. Petition instructions are on back of ticket. It was pretty painless getting rid of it.

For most minor parking infractions, you can petition the ticket. They simply don't give a fuck. If you put the energy to get rid of it, it will go away. This is assuming you don't have any serious and/or frequent past parking infractions.


Why did Indiana Jones throw your post out of the Hindenburg?

http://ttp://media.filmschoolrejects.com/images/lastcrusade_noticket.jpg

NO TICKET.


Hah, I fail reading comprehension. Sorry. The instructions and applicable forms can usually be found online. Would make it easier of the letter contained a reference # to original ticket.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:16:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By roboman:
Sue.


Sue whom exactly?  On what basis?  Civil court or criminal?

OP call the number on the ticket tomorrow morning.  Ask to have the ticket absolved as you were not at the location at the time of the ticket.  Offer to provide witnesses that can attest to your vehicle's proximity at the time the ticket was issued.

If this doesn't work, ask to speak to the next highest supervisor.  If this still doesn't work, use the phrase, "I'm sorry we couldn't have this issue resolved.  Could you please provide the appropriate contact information for your supervisor?  My attorney has advised me to take down this information for pending legal action."  Usually the quoted phrase gets you what you want.

Be cordial as well, you're probably being recorded.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:21:53 PM EDT
Sounds like they had some unpaid tickets and thought they'd go fishin'. Never know,someone might say"Oh teh noes!!!111,I forgot to pay a ticket"and pay. Or not.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:36:55 PM EDT
Call lawyers till you find one familiar with the Unfair Debt Collection Practices Act. He'll make more off the suit than you, but you'll have the satisfaction of seeing the city pay in 4 or 5 figures for a $25 attempted scam.
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