METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY v. JOSEPH H. JOHNSTON

The Metropolitan Government issued a parking citation to the driver of a vehicle parked at an expired meter; upon his failure to pay the $11.00 fine within the requisite 45-day period, the fine was increased to $50.00 and costs were assessed. Driver challenged the fine as a violation of the Fifty-Dollar Fines Clause of Article VI, Section 14 of the Tennessee Constitution and the Metropolitan Government’s authority to increase the fine, and asserted that the parking citation was unconstitutional for failure to comply with Tenn. Code Ann. § 7-3-501. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Attorney 1: 

Joseph Howell Johnston, Nashville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorney 2: 

Jason P. Bobo, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Judge: 
DINKINS
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