Tonight I went grocery shopping in Forest Park, IL (just outside chicago) at a store that is located in a strip mall. My car was legal parked in a regular spot in the lot. When I came out the village police had written two tickets, one for no village sticker, and the other for expired plate registration. I do not even live in the town of Forest Park. Do the police have the right to write these types of tickets in a private parking lot? especially when you are legally parked? and how can they write a ticket for expired village sticker if you do not even live in the town?
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You can defend against the lack of a Forest Park sticker because you live elsewhere. Your expired plate registration citation should be brought up to date by you before you go to court.
As to the question of the private strip mall parking, the officer can issue citations whereever the violation is observed, even in your own driveway.
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yes they can issue both tickets. yes they can do it in a private parking lot if there is public access. Expired registration is a petty offense. No current sticker is an ordinance violation. If these tickets llok like parking tickets you need to go to the FPPD to get a court date or you can just pay the fine.
You neeed to get the plates registered right away.