Q: Ticket for parking on reserved space, when there is no clear sign board on reserved lot.
This happened in Jersey City. I got a ticket for $ 110 for parking in a reserved space but there was no clear indication of reserved lots by way of sign board. There were 4 signboards (for reserved parking) for an entire row of approx 10 parking lots and the floor was not marked, no paint signs at all. The signboard just read "reserved parking" with no arrows (left right arrows) to indicate that the entire row is reserved. I had parked my car in a space that did not have a sign board in front of it. I believe this is a mistake from the parking authority that they did not have proper signs to clearly indicate that the entire row of 10 lots were for reserved parking.
1. Can I fight this out?
2. How much would be the lawyer fee if I decide to take this to the court?
Please help me with your advise.
Thanks in advance.
While you may have a case, the cost of the lawyer would certainly be much more than the ticket.
You could try proceeding on your own, but your time has value too. You may or may not be able to convince a judge. You need to weigh this in deciding whether to fight it or not. My feeling is just pay it and walk away.
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