While I’m writing follow up posts, here’s a follow up on the parking ticket that I got. First of all, thank you Dreamer for the link that showed me where I could fight the ticket online. Turns out that it was good that I fought the ticket online, as I got a notice in the mail saying that my fine has been reduced to $40, instead of the original $60. Additionally, the letter stated that I have the option of ignoring the notice, and get a full hearing. The catch is that if they find me guilty, I get charged the full $60. However, if I’m found to be not guilty, then I don’t have to pay a thing. Kind of a double or nothing.
So now the question is, what do I do? Do I take the gamble and hope I don’t have to pay anything? Or should I be relieved that I got a reduction in the first place and just pay the $40? In any case, this shows that one has nothing to lose by appealing your parking ticket online.