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Something similar happened to me, twice. Once for a parking ticket on a car that broke down and was towed to a junk yard two months prior to receiving the ticket. I’ve tried fighting it but they’ve never responded and have now moved the ticket to collections and I’m not willing to have a parking ticket sit on my credit. Second time was a moving violation, I went around an officer who was double parked and he pulled me over. He sat in his vehicle for 30 minutes with my license, registration and proof of insurance. When he came back he had a ticket in hand as well. When I asked what my ticket was for he said “feel free to fight it” and walked back to his vehicle and drove off. The violation was for going through a police barricade. $500 and 2 points on my license. Let me mention that this officer was double parked in front of the V st police station in NW. Soaring you most of the upcoming details I kept fighting the officer asking for proof that I went through a barricade or proof that the one way road I was traveling on was indeed closed. Nothing was shown to me to prove the officer was in the right. I finally got a notice in the mail after they cashed my $500 check for the ticket and the extra $130 for the appeal cost, stating they’re denying my right to a court date as the officer came to the hearing and I was found guilty in the hearing. Enraged I kept trying to contact then and came up empty. The kicker for me was I bought a scooter 8 months after that visit and was denied insurance bc I had a suspended license. This has been my only moving violation so I knew it wasn’t from the 2 points. I called the dmv and they stated my license had been suspended the day of my hearing. I never was notified in person or through the mail. With all the paperwork I had been keeping on this case I quickly went to the dmv to get this resolved. I had to pay the reinstatement fee in order get my license valid though their was ZERO reason for it to be suspended in the first place.