Did you overstay your welcome at a parking meter? Did you park in front of a water hydrant?Did you park where the sign said you shouldn’t? Regardless of why you got the ticket, you got it. And haven’t paid it. And then you got another and another, and by then the penalties seemed too high, so you stashed all of the tickets somewhere in your car or under your mattress. Or maybe you just tossed them.
This is not as trivial or as amusing as it might seem to you. Your car can be towed, or booted. And you won’t be able to get it back or released until you pay up. You will also have to pay the towing company. Another thing to know: if your car is towed or impounded, it can be searched without a warrant.
Please take a look at this chart from The Oregonian before you think about ignoring any more tickets.
Stories abound with excuses for receiving parking tickets. People have blamed dogs, or fear of homeless people, or too much sun or too much rain. Some say that paying the fine(s) would be a financial hardship. Regardless of how much you owe, you probably aren’t the worst offender. There is an Internet marketing manager who owes $12,565 and a Maserati owner with an $11,539 tab.
Whatever your own reasons for not paying these fines, you’ve gotten yourself into a mess. We’d like to help you get out of it. If there’s a remedy for you, we’ll find it. Call us at (503) 655-7555 to make an appointment. Then you can go back to living your life!
Be careful out there.