excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

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  1. BlahBlahYouToo

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    i was double parked for less than 2 minutes. cop got me, fair enough. no complaint here.

    fine is $115. wtf... i've gotten speeding tickets that cost less than this.
     
  2. spidey07

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    There is no law against unreasonable punishment. Do the crime, you pay the fine.
     
  3. MotF Bane

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    Shouldn't have double parked. Nothing excessive about your punishment.
     
  4. BlahBlahYouToo

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    really? $115 for double parking isn't excessive?
     
  5. MotF Bane

    MotF Bane No Lifer

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    No.
     
  6. JS80

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    Two words: BUDGET DEFICIT
     
  7. keird

    keird Diamond Member

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    Parking is a privilege, too. Do you drive straddling both lanes on a highway?

    Edit: $115. Assuming a $20/hour job, it's worth it for me to see you labor for about 6 hours as penance for being such a dickscarf.
     
  8. SonnyDaze

    SonnyDaze Diamond Member

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    And?

    Just pay the fine and don't double park anymore.



     
  9. BlahBlahYouToo

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    only on tuesdays.
     
  10. AstroManLuca

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    $115 sounds excessive to me but I doubt there's anything at all you can do about it. I'm sure there's a statute outlining specific (higher) fees for double parking vs other parking offenses.
     
  11. HN

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    better than having your car keyed up or worse by the person you blocked.
     
  12. xSauronx

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    $115 is a good chunk of change, but i wouldnt call it excessive. maybe you wont double park anymore? and where the hell have you had cheaper speeding tickets, all my cost me $150 or so by the time the ticket and court costs were paid
     
  13. Liet

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    Don't worry Blah, I'm with you. It's excessive. Are you in NYC like me?

    I'm very much against Bloomberg trying to get revenue by creating and raising vice taxes and inconsequential traffic fines. * that revenue generating bullshit. Manage your fucking budget better and you wouldn't have to raise cigarettes to $11 a pack.
     
  14. BlahBlahYouToo

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    actually yes, it was in NYC.
     
  15. Titan

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    I had a friend get nailed for over 300 bucks for being parked in a handicapped spot in a sh*t nothing town in NH. Be glad you didn't do that!
     
  16. chorb

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    dickscarf, haha. I like your use of nonsensical offensive words.
     
  17. yhelothar

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    i got nailed $380 for being in a 2hr parking too long. towing costs are a bitch and a half.
    i got nailed $520 by a redlight camera for miscalculating a yellow light by a split second on a freeway offramp intersection on an empty street in the middle of the night for a light that decided to randomly turn red when there was no cars there at all.

    assuming a $10/hr job, which I do, it was two months of part time labor as a broke college student.
     
  18. Baked

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    I had my car towed by parking at a no parking during rush hour zone. Got the car the next day. Had to pay for the fine, the tow, and the storage fee. Came out to around $300.

    Here's a list of fines for the city of San Francisco.
     
  19. BlahBlahYouToo

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    thanks, i feel a lot better with my fine now.
    ;)

    and those fines do suck a big one.
    :|
     
  20. BlahBlahYouToo

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    don't worry about me, i make much more than $20/hr.
     
  21. Legendary

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    double parkers can * traffic for miles in the city, so you deserved it
     
  22. Kadarin

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    People who double park can inconvenience others by blocking the road. If you inconvenience me, I will have no sympathy for your plight.
     
  23. daniel1113

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    There most certainly is, at least at the federal level (8th amendment). Whether or not it applies to individual states has not been determined, though.
     
  24. KeithTalent

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    Yep, this. I've never understood people bitching about parking tickets when they are very clearly breaking the law. People that double park should be beaten with a tire iron.

    KT