I received a ticket for parking in a no stopping zone. How do I go about fighting this and make sure it doesn't happen again?

The citation states I failed to obey sign but there are no signs. There are no signs anywhere along the street and cars park there all the time to access the hiking trails. I've parked there for years and never received a ticket, nor have there ever been "no parking" or "no stopping" signs.

Whittier, CA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Joseph Salvatore Farina

Joseph Salvatore Farina

Criminal Defense Attorney - Sacramento, CA
Answered

Sounds like an overzealous parking attendant needed to write some tickets. Go back to the spot, take pictures to show there are no signs or curbs with markings. Then set the case for trial and see if the wannabe cop shows up. If not, you win. By the way, you might to check the Vehicle Code to make sure there are no laws that would prohibit parking there, such as no parking in a loading zone or yellow zone. Not saying that was your case, but check to see if there are any things in the area that might trigger some obscure vehicle code section.

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Vijay Dinakar

Vijay Dinakar

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Jose, CA
Answered

Fight the ticket. You don't need an attorney to fight a parking ticket.

Michael Rutledge Norton

Michael Rutledge Norton

Criminal Defense Attorney - Carlsbad, CA
Answered

Your best bet is to take pictures of the area to show there were no signs or warnings. Then either hire a traffic attorney or set it for trial yourself.

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