My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Texas
Yesterday, I received a citation for "No Parking - Handicap Zone" at work. I do have a handicap placard, but it wasn't until I noticed the parking ticket that I realized I had forgotten to re-hang the placard on my rear view mirror when I returned to work after lunch. (I had been in a hurry to get in our building to use the "lil girl's room" and it completely slipped my mind. That does not excuse my forgetting to put it up, I know; I'm simply stating the reason.) I am waiting on the ticket to be entered into the system so that I can file a plea of Not Guilty - I was told that it should be about 2 days before it's in their systems.
The fine for this violation is $510.00, and I definitely cannot afford that. While I'd really prefer to have this dismissed, I'm hoping that at the very least there's a chance the fine will be reduced. I am wondering, with the City of Richardson, what are my chances of getting either the citation dismissed, or getting the fine reduced?