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This has been addressed in part before. I am a resident in

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Customer: This has been addressed in part before. I am a resident in an HOA community which imposes fines for traffic regulations. My guest was given a ticket for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Under the HOA rules, I am responsible for my guest. OK.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: How can I be afforded due process when the person who committed the violation is not at the hearing ? I can't possibly defend an allegation when I have no direct knowledge of the incident. I want to allege lack of due process. I suppose I can make the case but I will probably lose. Can I then sue to recover in small claims court? The community is in California,
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

I totally understand your situation and I see your point. I would suggest calling your friend as a witness to the meeting. Secondly, due process really only applies to governmental investigation not a private investigation by an HOA or an employer. If the fine goes through, you could sue your guest for the amount you had to pay as the fine.