My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: California, Los Angeles County.
I went to my local car wash and had my truck washed.
After getting out of the car wash and getting on the main road, I noticed that they had missed a couple spots of water on my windshield.. rather than pull over on the side of a major road, I figured it would be better to pull into a residential area..
I turned onto the road, went halfway up the street, and pulled over. (This road was a residential street.. it didn't have markings on the road, but it was a 2-lane road, with curbs on the side and plenty of room to park along the curb and not interfere with traffic).
I got out of my car, left my driver's door open and my truck running, and wiped off my windshield. I went to get back in my truck, but no less than 15 seconds after I stopped, a City Parking Enforcement officer was behind my truck writing me a ticket. He showed me a sign a ways up the street that said "No stopping any time", and it had an arrow pointed towards the area I was stopped. He didn't care to hear my story, and wrote me the ticket and I left.
Is there any way I can get out of this? I think it was pretty unreasonable I was stopped for less than 20 seconds, and it was to wipe something off my windshield.. It's not like I was parked or interfering with traffic or anything..