How to Appeal Pennsylvania Parking Tickets

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Dispute Pennsylvania Parking Tickets Without a Lawyer

Pennsylvania, officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is well known for its industrial importance before the Second World War and its incredible production of mushrooms.

Traffic rules in Pennsylvania are enforced by different authorities depending on the city. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) oversees traffic and transportation rules throughout the major state highways.

DoNotPay has a fantastic tool, the Parking Tickets product, that gives you access to all information regarding parking tickets and helps you all in one place.

How Do I Dispute a Parking Ticket in Pennsylvania?

How to depends on your city and the local authorities. A parking ticket is not a big deal and can be easily settled through paying or an appeal.

However, if your parking ticket is combined with other traffic offenses such as DUI, the legal process can get quite complex. Likely punishments for serious traffic include fines, license suspension, or even a jail term.

Here are some tips that can help you go through disputing parking tickets and general traffic offenses:

  1. Count the Points

Pennsylvania uses the point system to stack up against your offenses. The number of points you earn depends on how serious the offense is and how many times you have broken the rules. Violating parking rules multiple times might stack points high enough to put your driver's license at risk.

  1. Obey the Law Enforcement

Being rude and uncooperative when in the wrong will not help your case. Instead, be polite to the traffic officers to avoid stacking more violation points.

An officer might decide to lower your offense by writing you for violation of PA Motor Vehicle Code Section 3111, Obedience to Traffic Control Devices, instead of offenses such as overspeeding to save you from getting high violation points.

  1. Respond to the Citation

If you receive a parking or other traffic ticket, you should pay up or dispute the citation within the first ten days. Failure to respond to the citation might call for legal actions such as license confiscation or an arrest.

When Do I Appeal for a Parking Ticket?

You should respond to citations within the first ten days. Paying off or appealing for your parking tickets on time saves your credit score, which will otherwise go down if you fail to respond to the citations.

If you pay your parking fines early, you might get a discount and pay a lesser fine. Here are some reasons why you can dispute your parking tickets:

  • If the traffic signs were faded
  • When there is missing or misleading information on the ticket
  • If someone else was driving your vehicle
  • Unclear parking instructions
  • You did not own the vehicle by the time of violation

Contest Parking Tickets in Pennsylvania Within Minutes

To contest parking tickets in Pennsylvania requires you to do research on how to contact your local traffic administrative department. DoNotPay saves you from the hustle by offering you a product that helps you dispute parking tickets from your phones or personal computer in any city.

DoNotPay's Parking Ticket product has beaten 160,000 parking tickets since its inception and yours can be next in line.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and find the Parking Tickets product.

  2. Upload a photo of your parking ticket.

  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the parking ticket is a mistake.

  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
  5. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Dispute Parking Tickets in Pennsylvania?

Parking tickets are among the lowest in the rank of traffic offenses, which means you don't necessarily need an attorney to help you dispute a parking ticket. However, if you still consider hiring a lawyer, pay attention to the following:

  1. Be keen not to hire the first person you come across as a lawyer. Do background checks on various lawyers at your disposal and only pick the one who checks all required boxes.
  2. Calculate the cost and weigh your options. The price of hiring a lawyer might be higher than the ticket you are disputing. There would be no reason to spend more than what you are saving.
  3. Find a specialist; a lawyer good at real estate is not necessarily good at parking ticket negotiation.

Why Should I Use DoNotPay?

We save you the hustle of lining up in offices and going through unnecessary paperwork.

Here are more cities and authorities you can petition your parking ticket through DoNotPay's Parking Tickets product:

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