She never parked the car, she only pulled into the spot for me to get in the car and then drove off. The police officer gave her a ticket for parking in a handicapped spot. Is this considered a violation since she never parked the car.
If the car was not moving, it was parked, even with the engine still running. It is a violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-1301.3 to park in a handicapped spot without displaying registration plates or decals issued to a person with disabilities, so the ticket appears to have been warranted in this case.
This is a very serious offense. You should hire an attorney to assist your daughter with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.
Yes, the citation is valid and your daughter will be found guilty on a strict liability theory even if she never parked the vehicle in that handicapped spot. Physically presence in the car in a handicapped spot even momentarily is enough.
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