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Looking for legal defenses for a parking ticket washington city of seattle no

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Ordinance number violated 11.72.330 temporary no parking

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Traffic Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 7 months ago

The only defense available to a temporary no parking violation would be if no signs were posted in the area notifying the defendant that they could not park in that area. If no signs were posted prior to the defendant parking in that space, then that would be a defense to the violation.

If the area was posted with signs, there are no other available legal defenses, only arguments about mitigating circumstances (excuses why they should not be fined) and those types of excuses are up to the judge to decide if someone should be given a break based on the nature of the excuse. Some excuses such as some type of proven medical emergency or physical handicap are valid excuses that will cause most judges to dismiss the tickets, but most excuses the courts have heard a thousand times and they will not dismiss the citations.

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