What should I write in my parking mitigation statement?
June 26, 2010 1:33 PM Subscribe
I got a parking ticket in Seattle, and I'm going to write a written mitigation statement. What should I say?
posted by grouse to Law & Government (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I rented a car and bought a bunch of junk at Target, and then parked in the no parking zone in front of my apartment for about 10 min while I took it upstairs rather than walking from a couple of streets away. When I came down, parking enforcement, which I had never seen on this street before, was just putting the ticket on my windshield. I don't figure that this story will impress the judge, but maybe I should try it?
The main reason I am asking for the fine to be reduced is that I have heard that they will often do this for first offenders, and I have never had a parking ticket (or other traffic infraction) in this state, and haven't had one in any state for about nine years. How should I say this? I feel like if I say "never in Washington state" they might assume I have been getting them all over.
Anything else I should add or consider?