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23rd Jun '16 8:36:37 PM marcoasalazarm
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* In one episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Lois fights a traffic conviction in the face of clear video evidence against her, because she refuses to admit that she could be in the wrong. [[spoiler:When she finally accepts the verdict, Hal and the boys find a tape shot from another angle that exonerates her, but destroy it since they're tired of her always being right.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Lois fights a traffic conviction in the face of clear video evidence against her, because she refuses to admit that she could be in the wrong. [[spoiler:When she finally accepts the verdict, Hal and the boys find a tape shot from another angle that exonerates her, but destroy it (and strong-arm the security guard that showed it to them into staying silent) since they're tired of her always being right.]]
22nd Nov '15 7:01:30 AM Nohbody
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->''I am not, technically, a lawyer, but I did watch numerous episodes of 'Franchise/PerryMason', and on one occasion, when I got a traffic ticket, I [[AFoolForAClient represented myself in court]], successfully pleading nolo contendere (Latin, meaning "Can I pay by check?").''
-->-- '''DaveBarry''', "Courtroom Confessions"

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->''I am not, technically, a lawyer, but I did watch numerous episodes of 'Franchise/PerryMason', and on one occasion, when I got a traffic ticket, I [[AFoolForAClient represented myself in court]], court, successfully pleading nolo contendere (Latin, meaning "Can I pay by check?").''
-->-- '''DaveBarry''', '''Creator/DaveBarry''', "Courtroom Confessions"



* In the film ''[[{{Film/Tron}} Tron]]'', it's implied that Kevin Flynn has a few [[{{NoodleIncident}} unpaid parking tickets]] when he is arrested after being zapped into the computer world; he thinks they are arresting him for not paying his fines.

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* In the film ''[[{{Film/Tron}} Tron]]'', ''{{Film/Tron}}'', it's implied that Kevin Flynn has a few [[{{NoodleIncident}} unpaid parking tickets]] when he is arrested after being zapped into the computer world; he thinks they are arresting him for not paying his fines.



* Subverted in the ''Series/SmallWonder'' episode "Vicki for the Defense": Ted parks illegally in hope of teaching Jamie a lesson about not perverting justice, and doesn't resist arrest.
** Unfortunately, he has a [[SpringtimeForHitler little trouble actually getting a ticket.]]

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* Subverted in the ''Series/SmallWonder'' episode "Vicki for the Defense": Ted parks illegally in hope of teaching Jamie a lesson about not perverting justice, and doesn't resist arrest.
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arrest. Unfortunately, he has a [[SpringtimeForHitler little trouble actually getting a ticket.]]



** Not only that, but [[spoiler:they threaten the man who showed it to them to never mention it. Dewey saying in a low voice, "No one," acts as the stinger to the episode.]]



* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is pulled over as he's speeding to get back home to Marge (after believing he only has a matter of hours to live.) He insists that the cops just give him a ticket so he can get going, but the cops decide that they don't ''want'' to give him a ticket and throw him into a jail cell instead. In another episode, Homer responds to Chief Wiggum's sarcastic question, "Where's the fire?" by pointing to a massive conflagration in a nearby police station. In addition to the speeding ticket, Homer ''also'' gets a fine for "pointing out police stupidity".
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City Of New York VS Homer Simpson]]", Barney is appointed the designated driver, but "forgets" to return Homer's car, which he then drives to Manhattan and abandons at the World Trade Centre. Homer has to travel to New York to retrieve his car, which is covered in tickets and booted.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode, Homer is pulled over as he's speeding to get back home to Marge (after believing he only has a matter of hours to live.) He insists that the cops just give him a ticket so he can get going, but the cops decide that they don't ''want'' to give him a ticket and throw him into a jail cell instead. In another episode, Homer responds to Chief Wiggum's sarcastic question, "Where's the fire?" by pointing to a massive conflagration in a nearby police station. In addition to the speeding ticket, Homer ''also'' gets a fine for "pointing out police stupidity".
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City Of New York VS Homer Simpson]]", Barney is appointed the designated driver, but "forgets" to return Homer's car, which he then drives to Manhattan and abandons at the World Trade Centre.Center. Homer has to travel to New York to retrieve his car, which is covered in tickets and booted.
1st Mar '15 5:28:32 PM Seanette
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* ''Parking Wars'' on A&E takes this trope into a RealLife setting. The reality series follows parking enforcement officers in various cities as they ticket illegally parked cars, as well as immobilize vehicles whose owners have unpaid traffic tickets. They also give screen time to the hapless drivers who try to fight the officers (sometimes physically) or desperately scramble to resolve the infractions and get their cars back.

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* ''Parking Wars'' ''Series/ParkingWars'' on A&E takes this trope into a RealLife setting. The reality series follows parking enforcement officers in various cities as they ticket illegally parked cars, as well as immobilize vehicles whose owners have unpaid traffic tickets. They also give screen time to the hapless drivers who try to fight the officers (sometimes physically) or desperately scramble to resolve the infractions and get their cars back.



* The entire concept of ''Series/ParkingWars''.
25th Jan '15 8:44:18 AM maxwellsilver
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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': Whit is perfectly willing to just pay the ticket, but Connie and Eugene insist on him fighting his speeding ticket and go overboard preparing an overzealous defense for his case, involving numerous forensic and character witnesses.

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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Whit is perfectly willing to just pay the ticket, but Connie and Eugene insist on him fighting his speeding ticket and go overboard preparing an overzealous defense for his case, involving numerous forensic and character witnesses.



** In "Homer Vs New York", Barney has to be the designated driver, but "forgets" to return Homer's car, which he then drives to Manhattan and abandons at the World Trade Centre. Homer has to travel to New York to get his car, which is covered in tickets and booted.

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** In "Homer Vs "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City Of New York", York VS Homer Simpson]]", Barney has to be is appointed the designated driver, but "forgets" to return Homer's car, which he then drives to Manhattan and abandons at the World Trade Centre. Homer has to travel to New York to get retrieve his car, which is covered in tickets and booted.
25th Jan '15 8:40:14 AM maxwellsilver
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* The entire concept of ''Series/ParkingWars''.



** In "Homer Vs New York", Barney has to be the designated driver, but "forgets" to return Homer's car, which he then drives to Manhattan and abandons at the World Trade Centre. Homer has to travel to New York to get his car, which is covered in tickets and booted.



* Diplomats are infamous for exploiting their [[DiplomaticImpunity diplomatic immunity]] to park wherever the hell they want. United Nations diplomats in NYC have racked up more than $17 million in unpaid parking violations.

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* Diplomats are infamous for exploiting their [[DiplomaticImpunity diplomatic immunity]] to park wherever the hell they want. United Nations diplomats in NYC have racked up more than $17 million in unpaid parking violations. For whatever reason, Egyptian and Libyan diplomats tend to have the highest violations.
30th Aug '14 1:11:15 PM Greenygal
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A good bet in a SitCom is that when a character gets ticketed by a cop for a traffic violation, he won't shrug, say "Ah well," and pay the fine. He will decide to take it to traffic court, fight in the name of the little guy, and do his best Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]][=/=] [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] impersonation. He'll spend more money fighting the ticket than just paying it off and going about his business.

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A good bet in a SitCom is that when a character gets ticketed by a cop for a traffic violation, he won't shrug, say "Ah well," and pay the fine. He will decide to take it to traffic court, fight in the name of the little guy, and do his best Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]][=/=] [[Franchise/AceAttorney Murdock]][=/=][[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] impersonation. He'll spend more money fighting the ticket than just paying it off and going about his business.
23rd Mar '14 8:37:23 AM Viira
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A good bet in a SitCom is that when a character gets ticketed by a cop for a traffic violation, he won't shrug, say "Ah well," and pay the fine. He will decide to take it to traffic court, fight in the name of the little guy, and do his best Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]][=/=]PhoenixWright impersonation. He'll spend more money fighting the ticket than just paying it off and going about his business.

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A good bet in a SitCom is that when a character gets ticketed by a cop for a traffic violation, he won't shrug, say "Ah well," and pay the fine. He will decide to take it to traffic court, fight in the name of the little guy, and do his best Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]][=/=]PhoenixWright Murdock]][=/=] [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] impersonation. He'll spend more money fighting the ticket than just paying it off and going about his business.
16th Mar '14 2:09:20 PM Aiguille
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A good bet in a SitCom is that when a character gets ticketed by a cop for a traffic violation, he won't shrug, say "Ah well," and pay the fine. He will decide to take it to traffic court, fight in the name of the little guy, and do his best Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]/PhoenixWright impersonation. He'll spend more money fighting the ticket than just paying it off and going about his business.

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A good bet in a SitCom is that when a character gets ticketed by a cop for a traffic violation, he won't shrug, say "Ah well," and pay the fine. He will decide to take it to traffic court, fight in the name of the little guy, and do his best Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[{{Daredevil}} Franchise/PerryMason[=/=][[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]/PhoenixWright Murdock]][=/=]PhoenixWright impersonation. He'll spend more money fighting the ticket than just paying it off and going about his business.
19th Feb '14 1:50:54 AM fdsa1234567890
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* One episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' featured a guy who once wrote a 78-page legal brief to get out of paying a ticket. In another episode, Reese gets ticketed for illegal parking. He makes a token effort to try to get the officer to let him off with a warning, and when it fails, he pays it.

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* One episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' featured a guy who once wrote a 78-page legal brief to get out of paying a ticket. In another episode, Reese gets ticketed for illegal parking. He makes a token effort to try to get the officer to let him off with a warning, and when it fails, he pays it.it out of [[ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount Harold's petty cash]]. The bigger problem was that as the [[BadassInANiceSuit man in a suit]], [[FishOutOfWater he stuck out quite significantly in the suburbs.]]
15th Dec '13 3:10:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* A woman in Sussex, England, was given a parking ticket and a fine for parking in a disabled bay without a valid disabled badge - but she ''had'' used a badge. She challenged it. They rejected her challenge - but this time giving a ''different'' reason for why she received the ticket. After asking around, she worked out that her badge had been judged as invalid because the council stamp was faded - despite the fact that A) it had been faded when she got it and B) she had parked over a thousand times and never received a parking ticket for that reason.
** However, this trope was averted when the ticket was cancelled. She hadn't had to pay a penny, [[ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor because she hadn't actually gone to court]] ''or'' [[InvertedTrope paid the fine]].
* Diplomats infamous to never paying parking fines, [[DiplomaticImpunity always invoking immunity]]. This has led, in New York city alone, for diplomats to bring up 17 '''MILLION dollars'' in unpaid parking violations ''alone''.

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* A woman in Sussex, England, was given a parking ticket and a fine for parking in a disabled bay without a valid disabled badge - but she ''had'' used a badge. She challenged it. They rejected her challenge - but this time giving a ''different'' reason for why she received the ticket. After asking around, she worked out that her badge had been judged as invalid because the council stamp was faded - despite the fact that A) it had been faded when she got it and B) she had parked over a thousand times and never received a parking ticket for that reason.
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reason. However, this trope was averted when the ticket was cancelled. She hadn't had to pay a penny, [[ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor because she hadn't actually gone to court]] ''or'' [[InvertedTrope paid the fine]].
* Diplomats are infamous to never paying parking fines, for exploiting their [[DiplomaticImpunity always invoking immunity]]. This has led, in New York city alone, for diplomatic immunity]] to park wherever the hell they want. United Nations diplomats to bring in NYC have racked up 17 '''MILLION dollars'' more than $17 million in unpaid parking violations ''alone''.violations.
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