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Would this get you out of a ticket?

Asked by jaketheripper (2773 points ) January 28th, 2010

When you get a parking ticket they put it under your wiper blade. What if you didn’t pay it and claimed it blew away or someone took it? Would they still hold you accountable?

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Likeradar's avatar

@jaketheripper Yes. You are still accountable. Do you really think you’re the 1st one to think of that and that it would work?

jaketheripper's avatar

@Likeradar no but I’ve just never heard of someone trying it before. Would they give you an extension on the deadline?

Likeradar's avatar

@jaketheripper I don’t know for sure, but I imagine they get dozens of people calling in with that brilliant excuse almost daily so I doubt it.

Darwin's avatar

Yes, you are still accountable. Eventually they will mail you something about it, generally involving an increase to the amount of the fine because you didn’t pay it in a timely matter. If you still ignore it, eventually they might even issue a warrant for your arrest, or put a hold on your driver’s license so you cannot renew it until all fines have been paid. That last happened to my nephew.

shego's avatar

@Darwin really over a ticket? Wow that’s crazy.
I had a parking ticket, and Im not going to pay it. The meter maid watched me close my trunk, and waited while I turned around to put the rest of the stuff in my car. I tried to argue it, but what’s the point? They can’t find my address. So if they really wanted to get me, then they would and it’s been like seven months.

Judi's avatar

When I get a ticket they mail me a bill in addition to the ticket on the windshield.

Darwin's avatar

Wait until you try to renew your license. That’s when they got my nephew.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@shego If your car is legally registered they will send the notification to your address. Most states require a street address not a PO box. The registration of the car maybe blocked for next renewal and some places consider a “Scoffer” a bootable vehicle – I think that’s a word. That is where put a anti-rotation piece on your front axle, making the car non-drivable.

shego's avatar

@Tropical Willie I no longer have the car, I take busess now cause I lost my job, so I could personally care less. But thanks for the info.

Likeradar's avatar

@shego The fines may very well keep increasing. One day you may decide to get a car, try register it, and be in for a big surprise.

filmfann's avatar

And when they ask you to pay your ticket, you can say your dog ate your checkbook

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

I would say that wouldn’t work. I bet too many people have already beaten you to the punch on that one. Plus they always say “ignorance is no excuse.” So even if you didn’t know you broke a law, you can still get in trouble.

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