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On what type of area, land or territory can you abandon your vehicle in California without providing a right to anyone to get your vehicle towed?

None. Putting something on a piece of land long term and prohibiting anyone to move it is effectively occupying that piece of land. You only can occupy land that you either have legal rights to, or ...
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Could I get the money I paid to park back?

No. A ruling denying your appeal would imply a ruling that your evidence was not credible and that they concluded that you hadn't paid for the parking time, or that the time you had paid for had ...
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Parking Ticket while parked in our driveway

I'm assuming you are talking about something like this You didn't specify where you live, but in many places it is illegal to block the sidewalk with a car. I just looked up my local ordinances and ...
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What is the legal definition of at the entrance (parking sign law)

Because the ordinance does not say "and from each entrance", it cannot be interpreted to mean that the signs must both be visible and readable anywhere in the area as well as being visible ...
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What is the legal definition of at the entrance (parking sign law)

The answer is in the text: [...] unless such parking area is posted with signs [...] which are clearly visible and readable [...] and at each entrance thereto. I read this as an inclusive and: it ...
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What is the legal definition of at the entrance (parking sign law)

Your question seems to be whether it's posted with signs as prescribed by this Section which are (clearly visible and readable from any point within the parking area) and (at each entrance thereto). ...
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Parking Ticket while parked in our driveway

Where I live, the way I use the word 'driveway', my driveway is on my land. Then there is the sidewalk ('footpath' here). Then there is a ramp which goes down onto the road, also called a 'crossover'. ...
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Landlord renting parking space he doesn't own - UK

As Paul Johnson says, this is a planning permission thing. The parking places your landlord has leased you are real; they exist. They just don't have planning permission for all of them. It's no ...
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How long must one wait before re-parking in the same time-limited parking spot in Seattle?

According to 11.72.240 of the Seattle Municipal Code, entitled Moving vehicle to avoid time limit: No person shall move and repark a vehicle on either side of a street within the same block in order ...
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Liability from attaching a note with tape to an improperly parked car?

You have the right to notify the owner of the car of their vehicular trespass and the consequences of that. You do not have the right to damage the car in giving said notice. You have the right to ...
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Do Texas municipalities have to go to small claims court to collect on their civil fines?

Texas law on parking offenses is Ch. 682 of the Transportation code. After you work through the sections on creating ordinances and having a hearing, we get to enforcement in §682.010 – you have been ...
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Is laches an applicable defense for a debt that was never contractually agreed upon in writing?

The equitable defense of laches is not applied the same way in every jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions apply it only to equitable claims. Others also apply it to claims arising in law or by statute. A ...
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Is Ambush by New Parking Sign legal unless prohibited?

In general, you don’t need an alternative defence. It is inherent in the common law that, unless the statute is explicitly retroactive (and legislators are reluctant to go there) it cannot make ...
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skateboard riding at mall parking lot

There is no general rule about ownership: one parking lot I know is owned by the city, another is owned by the company that operates the mall, and in a third case it is owned by a third party who ...
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Is laches an applicable defense for a debt that was never contractually agreed upon in writing?

Laches Laches is an equitable defense. It therefore depends on there having been an unreasonable delay, which harmed the party asserting the defense. What is reasonable is determined by the court in ...
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Illegal entrance into my car?

The booklet from the condominium management could legally be seen as a part of the lease, and you should have been aware cars can be towed without notice, and have in fact agreed to that by living ...
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Are parking lots allowed to ticket for a higher price than listed

Technically the signage implied an agreement, and allowed you to infer one. But yes, I think that management could not legally insist on more than the posted price, whether for a lost ticket, or for ...
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Would a parking policy which is not posted be contestable in court?

This an instance of the general rule ignorantia legis neminem excusat: ignorance of the law is no excuse. If the municipal ordinances state that a particular place does not allow parking at certain ...
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What are the chances I get a ticket?

Close to zero. The police typically don't dole out traffic or parking tickets for infractions they haven't personally witnessed.
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Faulty/incorrect Parking Charge Notice (PCN)?: showing only evidence of entry and exit (for a 'pay and display' car park)

You are right, the entry and exit photos are only evidence that you were there. This is something they need to prove so the photos may only be for that. Their statement that you didn’t display a ...
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Do I have grounds for contesting this parking ticket

In all honesty, this completely depends on the judge you happen to get that will hear your case. There's no straight-forward "yes this will work" or "no this won't work" answer in a case like this. ...
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What is the legal definition of at the entrance (parking sign law)

There are multiple methods of reading legal texts. A literal approach is common, but not always the most effective. This can be seen by the 3 previous answers, which all took a textual approach, but ...
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Argument related to handicap parking spots in a business

No, even if not used, they are explicitly required by federal law! The History of handicapped parking started in the 60s. In the late 1960s, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act banned discrimination ...
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Towing a vehicle blocking access

Yes, in Florida Florida Statutes Title XL Section 715.07 provides: (2) The owner or lessee of real property, or any person authorized by the owner or lessee, which person may be the designated ...
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In Toronto, can a security guard withdraw the yellow parking violation notice he issued?

This is likely to be a matter of policy rather than law That is, it’s not likely there is a law prohibiting it but it is highly likely that the person’s training and their employer’s policy on the ...
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Could I get the money I paid to park back?

No. To claim a refund of the parking fees, you would need to claim you actually paid them. The moment that is proven, the citation becomes invalid and unenforceable. There is no use-case where both ...
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UK: Can tradespeople park in a "permit holders only" residential area?

As these are "on the road" restrictions, I assume they fall within Nottingham City Council's Parking Permit scheme which states: Anyone who can prove they are a resident within a scheme ...
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Girlfriend got a parking ticket for parking in front of her own house. Is this legal?

You can contest a parking ticket if you have a legal basis, and they even provide a form. Some streets require resident parking permits, and for some you have to know where to look it up. There are ...
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