Pomona, CA asked in Municipal Law and Traffic Tickets for California

Q: Help with interpreting parking signs in Los Angeles municipality, California

Recently, at 11pm, I had to find a parking spot in a packed neighborhood in LA. I found a parking spot in the area I outlined on the picture: http://i.imgur.com/RIDc0yE.jpg However, there was a sign saying that parking from 10pm to 6am was prohibited http://i.imgur.com/RjUz0Un.jpg Since there were no arrows indicating the area of effect of this sign, I safely assumed that the grey-painted area before the sign was safe to park in. The question is, did I theoretically violate the parking law? Also, what is the word in California Vehicle Code or LA Municipal Code on the area of effect for the parking signs that don't show the arrows of the affected area?

1 Lawyer Answer
David Dastrup
David Dastrup
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Torrance, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No attorney that I am aware of handles parking tickets from a defense perspective. While I have done it for a city--rare experience--most parking tickets are not worth the effort to fight considering the cost of legal services compared to paying the ticket or the reward of winning.

But if you want to fight then have at it, your time, your effort. Weigh your priorities.

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