How can I use constitutional law to fight a parking ticket?

I appealed a parking ticket, and they turned it down without giving me the chance to face the officer accusing me (because clearly he will not remember me or my car months later). They turned down my appeal on the basis that I did not present sufficient evidence to invalidate the ticket, but isn’t the burden of proof on them?

You could probably find a lawyer to take the case and claim it violated your 6th amendment right (Confrontation of Witnesses). But, after you lose the appeal, and get laughed at by the higher courts, you will be out thousands of dollars in lawyer and legal fees, and still have to pay the parking ticket.

Post Author: mark

3 thoughts on “How can I use constitutional law to fight a parking ticket?

    Sweetdaddy Rex

    (February 19, 2010 - 11:33 pm)

    Yes,and they already have the proof; The officer’s signature on the ticket ! Pay the ticket, and get on with life !
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    WRG

    (February 20, 2010 - 12:08 am)

    They met their burden of proof. The judge believed that the officer had correctly related the information in the summons.

    You have no constitutional grounds for an appeal. Just the theory that the officer wouldn’t remember you or your car months later isn’t going to get it. He can look at the ticket and say yes that is a ticket I completed correctly. Just like an officer in a real case is able to look at his notes when answering questions.
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    Mutt

    (February 20, 2010 - 12:24 am)

    You could probably find a lawyer to take the case and claim it violated your 6th amendment right (Confrontation of Witnesses). But, after you lose the appeal, and get laughed at by the higher courts, you will be out thousands of dollars in lawyer and legal fees, and still have to pay the parking ticket.
    References :

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