LETTER TO CONTEST PARKING TICKET
To whom it may concern,
I am contesting Citation CO045867 I received on 06/12/2016 which states my car was running in a handicap stall located in the target parking lot in colma . I am writing to formally challenge this ticket for the following reasons. I was giving a ride to our neighbor Kevin Sullivan attorney at law a ride to target store with my wife before we pick his vehicle up from mataines at the car dealer. When looking to park my vehicle power cut off killing the vehicle. I jumped out the car and pushed it out of the easy of the others vehicles behind me to the nearest stall that was open to check the problem. I was able to restart my engine and let it idol for a minute and noticed a peace officer passing by I looked over said hello and noticed I needed to move my car to a regular stall but when I went to shift in reverse the officer had circled the parking lot and blocked me in the handicap stall. He approached my window ask what's going on I said car trouble he said he can see then he said I was in a hadicap stall I apologize and asked to repark in regular stall he asked if I was handicapped I said no but my neighbor was. I looked for his handicap plac and he had it with him in his backpack inside the store with my wife. The officer asked for my license I said no problem then I'm asked if I'm on parole any scrects he should know about that I seem nervous. I said I have nothing to hide I'm clean so he ran my license and next thing you know he writing a ticket I can't believe it. I was in my car running I was gonna move my car when I first seen him he didn't say anything when passing I feel I was targeted because what if I was leaving and took my handicap sigh down or just arriving it could had been anything like that. But it wasn't I made a mistake I had car trouble I needed to move the vehicle out the way of others behind me. He then gave me the citation and said it seems your upset no just in disbelief cause I thought he would understand and let me park in the right stall Not blocking me in the stall it felt like I was being trapped. I thought he was gonna ask if I needed help not make me feel like a criminal had a great record for years and I couldn't see why I was blocked in and interrogated he came back to me with a ticket and my license I wasn't there for five minutes I follow the laws please give me another chance at my clean record.
According to Law,Idling in a handicapped spot is also illegal, though not usually ticket-worthy. Most officers will ask you to move rather than giving you a ticket.
To provide evidence in my favor I have attached evidence: photograph; witness statement; etc. to this statement.
For the aforementioned reasons, I am requesting my ticket be reduced or dismissed