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Old 09-10-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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I received an unpaid parking ticket notice in the mail from Orange City Municipal Court. I live in Florida - and the license plate/car on the ticket has never been out of state, let alone New Jersey. The last time I was in New Jersey I think I was like 13 years old. I looked up the ticket number on the njcourts.gov website, it's a legitimate ticket. Interesting thing, the make of the car does not match mine.

So either someone has a fake plate copy of mine, or more likely whoever wrote a ticket wrote the wrong number down. Anyways, I was wondering what I should do, I obviously can't appear in court but don't want to pay $50 either. I was thinking about trying to call the court but not sure how far this will get. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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I think you should call the Municipal Court or Violations Bureau involved and also you can send them copies of whatever info backs you up.

They probably deal with these similar issues often.

Hopefully they will make it easy, but if not you should be able to plead not guilty by mail if you need to.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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Most likely sloppy handwriting by the cop
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Typo

Just call and tell them
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:28 PM
 
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How annoying is that? Does that mean the actual person who was supposed to get the ticket is going to get away?
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:46 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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How annoying is that? Does that mean the actual person who was supposed to get the ticket is going to get away?
13 years ago? yeah we have bigger "fish to fry", everyone does, sometimes "officers" could even make up a number to make a quota, etc. Its happened before.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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You'll probably be dealing with typical government idiots who make it as difficult as possible to get this sorted out.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yes I called the court this morning and talked with a guy who was very friendly and helpful.

So my license plate ends in "U", turns out the ticket was written to someone with a license plate ending in "V" I guess so this was clerical/transcription error. He said I would disregard the notice and they'll go after the other person lol. The make, color and type of vehicle was completely incorrect anyways. So I am glad that this wasn't that difficult. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yes I called the court this morning and talked with a guy who was very friendly and helpful.

So my license plate ends in "U", turns out the ticket was written to someone with a license plate ending in "V" I guess so this was clerical/transcription error. He said I would disregard the notice and they'll go after the other person lol. The make, color and type of vehicle was completely incorrect anyways. So I am glad that this wasn't that difficult. Thanks for the advice!
That's really funny.

I'm shocked it was that easy. The NJ courts system prides itself on making things as difficult as possible.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:18 PM
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When I went to get my NJDL last year I was told I owed NJ for a speeding ticket I got in 1985!! Turns out even though I had paid the ticket years ago, I still owed them $100 for a reinstatement fee. Or something . Honestly. I was amazed their electronic records went back that far. NJ DMV is a tenacious bunch.
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