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Old 08-20-2018, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Got a parking citation in Montrose and contested the citation online. Just wanted to know the success rate of contesting a parking citation. I really hate Houston's parking crooks. Really making me avoid Montrose all together.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Did you parked you car there legally? Why did you got the citation?

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/loc...ts-9136577.php

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If you are issued a traffic ticket and you fail to pay it by the due date and fail to appear (FTA) in court to fight it, a judge can also issue a bench warrant for your arrest. ... Also, if you are found guilty of failing to appear, you can be sentenced to jail time, or ordered to pay additional fees.

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Did you parked you car there legally? Why did you got the citation?

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/loc...ts-9136577.php

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If you are issued a traffic ticket and you fail to pay it by the due date and fail to appear (FTA) in court to fight it, a judge can also issue a bench warrant for your arrest. ... Also, if you are found guilty of failing to appear, you can be sentenced to jail time, or ordered to pay additional fees.
A traffic citation is not the same thing as a parking violation, which is what he received. I could be wrong, but I don’t really remember any consequences in Texas when you receive a PARKING violation, UNLESS you receive too many! A certain amount could result in a boot or towaway. I know for a fact that I had 1 or 2 in Corpus and another one in San Antonio- nothing happened. They did not appear on my driving record when stopped by popo nor did they result in encumbrance of my auto registration. I live in Montrose and the meter maids are hard on people here. I’m getting ready to contest one that I received on Thursday.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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Got a parking citation 3 years ago downtown. It was 100.00 - Did the online deal to contest it. Ruling took like 10 minutes. Needless to say I lost, but they did cut it to 50 bucks. Just paid the 50 and was done -
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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I had two parking citations when we lived in Midtown. One for parking in a no parking zone, the other for parking too close to a stop sign. I got out of the first one, because they took down the no parking sign later in the day after I got the ticket. I paid the other one, because it is, in fact, illegal to park 5 feet from a stop sign. If you were actually parked illegally, I would just pay the fine. If it was marginal, it's worth contesting.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Got a parking citation 3 years ago downtown. It was 100.00 - Did the online deal to contest it. Ruling took like 10 minutes. Needless to say I lost, but they did cut it to 50 bucks. Just paid the 50 and was done -
Do they let you know the answer by mail or do you have to go in person to contest it?
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:49 PM
 
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I did it online. It got reviewed I guess by a judge or someone authorized to make decisions. Got an email with the decision about 10-15 minutes later.
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