Forcing My Opinion Down The Throats Of Strangers
I just can’t help it.
I must be unbalanced.
But whenever I read or hear the stories of people getting screwed by Chicago parking tickets, I can’t keep my loud, obnoxious mouth shut. What the hell is wrong with me?!?
I read a blog entry by a local Chicago dude who got two tickets in just a few days.
He seems like a nice guy. The city is trying to jam him up. I had to speak up.
Here’s the comment I left for him.
“Hey man, you can fight and beat both of those tickets.
If your front plate came off in the accident, it’s not your fault and you can use that as a defense. It would help if you stopped by the police station and filed a lost license plate report. Take the copy with you to your hearing, tell the hearing officer about your accident and you should walk scott free.
The expired meter is an easy one too. Take a photo of the screwed up meter (and the meter number on the back of the meter), take the photo to the hearing and tell them what happened, but make sure you tell them you fed the meter despite the whacked readout. Call 312-744-PARK and report the screwed up meter (several times if you can)so the city has a record of it. Again, the photos, combined with your testimony about the meter and reporting the meter, should save you another $75.
Don’t pay them! You didn’t do anything wrong. C’mon!!!”
Ok. I’ll shut up now.