I was given a parking ticket and I now have a mandatory court date. It was only a 30 dollar parking ticket. However, I had a handicap placard hanging from my mirror (my brother in law is handicapped and I frequently drive him around town) and I forgot to remove it. The meter person told me she suspected that I am using it to park in front of my building all the time. What should I expect on the court date? What should I do?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New Jersey
Thank you for using Just Answer. If you require clarification, please feel free to post a follow up question.Bring your placard and brother in law to the hearing, if possible, and explain that, regardless of the officer's suspicion, she may not cite you on suspicion of past violations. You need to be in violation at the time of the citation, which you were not.
She did see me get into my car without my brother in law which is when I explained to her that I had just dropped him off somewhere and forgot to remove it. I can bring him to the court date, do you think this will still suffice?
Yes. His presence will bolster you case.LawGuy41092.5544825579
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