Last April I was recovering from foot surgery and was disabled. I pulled into a handicapped parking space and left to go into Costco. When I returned I was surprised to see a $310 ticket on the windshield even though the temporary placard was on the review mirror.
I stepped out of the car and noticed that after reading the ticket I was cited for having the driver side tires on the “no parking” cross hatch markings next to the car. That was when I put my self in to the cross hairs of city hall and fought back.
Here is an example of what the law firm will do in your case. Here is the methodical approach that I use whether it is my own suit or yours. The first thing was to pull up the legislative history on the particular code violation in this case VC Section 22507.8(c),
Step 1: Do your research or make sure the attorney does:
The section said that when there is a handicapped sign and there is a cross hatch no parking wording the border must be blue. The law has been in effect since 1990 and updated in 2009. .In my case it was not.
Step 2: Gather physical evidence:
Wherever I parked in San Jose (CA) or any other city or town I took pictures of the cross hatch markings to make sure the state law was being carried out consistently. 95% time it was, but I took pictures when the local government was out of compliance. I took pictures of fresh striping vs faded. After I had sufficient evidence I requested an in person hearing (FYI hearing timelines must be received not post marked by the due date-a critical point STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ROAD BLOCKS) .
I put on the evidence to the hearing officer who indicated that I had prove my case and agreed that the “work order” to properly stripe the cross hatch was not done. Remember this violation was in a private shopping center-no difference cities can enforce on private property-sort of like a easement granted by the state.
To my surprise I lost the hearing. No worries I simply filed the paperwork and appealed to Superior Court. A trial binder with all the pictures printed out and the law itself was ready with copies for the judge and the City. Short Answer: I won. The city had no response.
The reason for telling this story is that having an attorney such as Holden Green-HWG LAW GROUP-A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED BBB A+ CALIFORNIA BUSINESS is that this attorney has appeared at the litigation table. The best attorney is one who is not afraid to interject themselves methodically personally into a court room action. Only when an attorney knows what it is like to appear in the plaintiff or defendant box and is up there facing the judge as a party can the lawyer truly understand the nervousness yet excitement and hope that comes with having appropriate legal counsel by your side.
Over the course of years Attorney Green does not back down from a fight-even when it is there own. That time honored phrase: “Do not judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes” is absolutely true. Do so changes you as a lawyer. Why ? Because it trains the lawyer to work without fear. Part of working without fear is of course to be prepared 110%.
For any help with your legal case problem in and out of the court room Mr. Green is hear to help YOU.