I opened the ParkMobile app, and I saw that I still had about a minute left before my parking should expire. So I took a screenshot, just in case it could help you down the road.
Off I returned to my office and took a closer look at the ticket and I realized what happened. The ticket was issued at 12:50, which was during my parking time at 12:22 am to 1:08 so that was not the problem. But the officer who issued the ticket was obviously checked to see if I had paid with the ParkMobile app, but by mistake I thought that I was parked in 2900 block with Magazine, which is parking zone 29216. In fact, I was actually on 3000 block of Magazine Street, which is zone 29217.
New Orleans has a system that allows you to compete for a ticket online instead of To appear in court. I had never used the system before, but they t was quite easy to use. You fill out a form, explain what happened, and upload any exhibits you want to submit. I sent the above screens, and I also took a screenshot of a part of the ParkMobile website further and confirmed that I paid. Unfortunately, I had no proof that I was parked in the 3000 block – again, I wish I had taken a picture – but I realized that although the referee did not believe me where I parked, it could help if the referee could see that I actually had paid to park during the period I got the ticket.
After I contest my ticket online, I received an email saying that I would make a decision within five weeks.
It's always satisfying to get a favorable decision for one of my clients, especially when there is a lot of money at stake. Here the amount in the controversy was just a $ 30 parking ticket, but it still seemed pretty nice to win.
If you ever get a parking ticket after using a parking space, you might want to remember my big win with evidence from the ParkMobile app and you will do some of the same things as I did . But if you can, try also taking a picture of where your car is parked.