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Forged parking ticket received in Poland


Dave779 1 | 6
21 Jun 2011 #1
I got caught using a forged parking ticket in My (Polish) girlfriends car.

It turns out the Police have a photo of the ticket but they don't have the ticket.

They took her into the police station for a statement and I believe I am next. What can I expect.

I'm sure the do-gooders will be on to criticise me so before you start yes I did wrong but It was my first time to ever do something stupid like this and I am willing to stand up and take my punishment. I'm not a criminal! I will however accept I am an idiot.

Can anybody tell me what to expect please!

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wildrover 98 | 4,451
21 Jun 2011 #2
They will probably let you off with a death sentance for your first offence...
teflcat 5 | 1,032
21 Jun 2011 #3
I got caught using a forged parking ticket in My (Polish) girlfriends car

I'd say it was down to your gf as the owner.
OP Dave779 1 | 6
21 Jun 2011 #4
Well I will admit it was my fault
Havok 10 | 912
21 Jun 2011 #5
I got caught using a forged parking ticket in My (Polish) girlfriends car.

When you face the Police remember to admit nothing, deny everything and make counter accusations. Once you're out, go ahead and sell your girlfriend’s car, get her a lawyer, dump her and start a business.

Seriously, why is it such a big deal, can't you just pay for the parking and call it a day? Tell them this was your first time, say that you’re willing to pay for the whole month of parking in advance and give them the name of the person who got you the fake ticket, (if applicable).

BTW do you live in Poland or GB?
OP Dave779 1 | 6
21 Jun 2011 #6
Havok

I live in Poland, I would rather not dump her :-)

W I have to go to make a statement nobody mentioned a I could just pay the parking. I will happily pay a fine if they suggest one, do you think that will be the case.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
21 Jun 2011 #7
Forging a parking ticket? That is really silly, not to say idiotic. In Warsaw you pay like 3 PLN per hour.
Ever heard of a "civic society" ?
I hope they put a stamp in your passport "Refused".
Harry
21 Jun 2011 #8
Just tell them that you met somebody who span you a yarn about buying parking tickets in bulk at a discount and offered you some. You thought that it was legit.
OP Dave779 1 | 6
21 Jun 2011 #9
I would love to meet you Sobieski, for no other reason than to see your high horse.

Yes I made a mistake, I mentioned that already. I was offered the ticket and quite stupidly used it , Once.

I'm pretty sure your life is guilt free, pearly gates for you mate.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
21 Jun 2011 #10
What can I expect.

u can expect your girlfriend to dump u, if you don't man up.

go to the police station, speak in english at all times and pray that they take u for an idiot. pay the fine and then forget it happened.
Havok 10 | 912
21 Jun 2011 #11
Havok

I live in Poland, I would rather not dump her :-)

W I have to go to make a statement nobody mentioned a I could just pay the parking. I will happily pay a fine if they suggest one, do you think that will be the case.

If your criminal record is clean and you’re going to cooperate at the police station I would assume that you should be ok.

Was this a city owned parking or a private one?
Havok 10 | 912
21 Jun 2011 #13
They can kiss your ass. I suspect you got stopped because you're a foreigner. Go to the police station ask what the charge or the penalty is, whatever, pay it and be on your way. It's like a bus ticket. You should have paid them off when you had a chance. Do you speak Polish? if not take someone with you who does.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Jun 2011 #14
Wrocław gave you good advice. English all the way. They will want to give Poland a good rep so should be somewhat lenient.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,734
21 Jun 2011 #15
I suspect you got stopped because you're a foreigner.

No, he got into trouble because he used a forged ticket.

Go to the police station ask what the charge or the penalty is, whatever, pay it and be on your way.

Of course, that assumes that using a forged ticket isn't a criminal offence.

go to the police station, speak in english at all times and pray that they take u for an idiot. pay the fine and then forget it happened.

Might not be a fine - forged tickets are always seen as worse than not having a ticket, because there's intent to defraud.

Best advice is to take a Polish person who has a decent grasp of the law with you. Don't sign anything without having it checked first, and if they offer you a fixed penalty, take it and run.
Llamatic - | 144
22 Jun 2011 #17
I got caught using a forged parking ticket

I don't understand. What is a forged parking ticket? Does he mean a fake parking stub from a timed car park garage?
Over here I've heard of peeps putting a fake parking ticket on their car -the kind the meter maid leaves on your windshield for an expired meter- in hopes that the next meter maid to come past will think your car was already ticketed and leave it alone.
Havok 10 | 912
22 Jun 2011 #18
No, he got into trouble because he used a forged ticket.

Forged ticket LMAO, you're an idiot. Technically They can't do anything to him, worst case scenario they ask him to pay a fine

Of course, that assumes that using a forged ticket isn't a criminal offence.

It's not you idiot. its a misdemeanor

Might not be a fine - forged tickets are always seen as worse than not having a ticket, because there's intent to defraud.

It's not an official document, it's a ******* parking ticket. You don't need a lawyer for that, just 30 PLN in your pocket at max. I do realize that's 30PLN is worth 3 days worth of potatoes and strawberries for you, but it's not the end of the world, you know.

Dave,
Don't worry, they can't do anything to you for that.
OP Dave779 1 | 6
22 Jun 2011 #19
Cheers Havok and the rest of the guys with non trolling comments. Lesson learned.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
22 Jun 2011 #20
Przestępstwa and not zbrodnia is the Polish way of seeing it. Misdemeanour and not crime.
Harry
22 Jun 2011 #21
It's not a criminal offense and gofuckyourself with those toilet jokes.

Using a forged official document in any way is a crime. Residents' parking permits are official documents.
Seeking to make unfair monetary gains is fraud. Fraud is also a crime.

What's the matter, has somebody blocked up one of the U-bends again?

Yea good luck Dave, thank God Ruskies are not running Poland anymore because otherwise you would have end up in Siberia for that.

Poland, of course, being the country which extradites people for crimes such as having 65 pence worth of grass on them or stealing 20 chocolate bars.
ukpolska
22 Jun 2011 #22
You're an idiot if you think Poland is the kind of place where people can get away with forgeries. Perhaps you can get away with forging your toilet cleaning timesheets, but not here.

You are right.
I applied for a Polish driving licence as mine was suspended in the UK for three months as I live in Poland now I didn't have a permanent UK address.

Anyway the woman through my wife asked what happened to my licence and as there was no option on the back for reapplying for a suspended licence, she said oh it doesn't matter and just ticked the lost option box.

They sent it off to the DVLA and they sent it back to Poland saying that I had lied on the document. Well of course the woman forgot about that she had filled it in as a lost licence and reported me to the Police who arrested me for trying to get a Polish driving licence illegally.

Luckily the Police were sensible about it and just understood it as a mistake and dropped all charges, but the woman in the office swore blind that I had filled the document in and not her... stuck up cow!!!

This was all nine years ago and things are better now but they are **** hot on forgeries and alike.
Havok 10 | 912
22 Jun 2011 #23
wow that's fcking nuts

parking permits are official documents.

Well harry based on what I've read above, i guess parking permits could be considered an official city document by the Police. Hey, what about a day old newspapers, meaning if you scan, copy, print those, can you get locked up too in Poland?
Harry
22 Jun 2011 #24
Hey, what about a day old newspapers, meaning if you scan, copy, print those, can you get locked up too in Poland?

Depends what you do with them. Use them to kill a man and you would get locked up. Did your Seal training course not cover the Millwall brick?
Monia
22 Jun 2011 #25
Przestępstwa and not zbrodnia is the Polish way of seeing it. Misdemeanour and not crime.

Criminal offences in polish criminal law are divided between: crimes, misdemeanours and offences .
delphiandomine 83 | 17,734
23 Jun 2011 #27
This was all nine years ago and things are better now but they are **** hot on forgeries and alike.

It's actually one thing that I like here - they are far, far more worried about making sure that documents are correct than the UK. I'm pretty sure this is why identity theft is almost unknown here - with so many humans involved in the process, it's much harder to slip through the net.

Well harry based on what I've read above, i guess parking permits could be considered an official city document by the Police. Hey, what about a day old newspapers, meaning if you scan, copy, print those, can you get locked up too in Poland?

If you were trying to pass it off as a real copy of the newspaper and selling it (or somehow financially gaining) - they, like in any other country, would prosecute you. No different in the USA, toilet-cleaning chump.

Criminal offences in polish criminal law are divided between: crimes, misdemeanours and offences .

Monia - any idea what the offence would be for forging a parking ticket?

One rule on PF : do not take advice from people who clean toilets for a living.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
23 Jun 2011 #28
I still do not understand why you would forge a 3-6 PLN parking ticket :(
delphiandomine 83 | 17,734
23 Jun 2011 #29
Well, what's done is done - can't change the past.

I'm more wondering what exactly was forged - was it just a usual ticket from the machine, or something like a pass?
Wroclaw Boy
23 Jun 2011 #30
It was most probably a parking permit of some sort, who the hell is going to forge a poxy little one off ticket?


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