My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: California
4461(c)* Improper display/presentation of disabled person placard
I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and since last week have been having severe back pain. At work I have no choice than to park at the meters which requires I move my car every two hours. I have received parking tickets because even though I move my car and park in a different parking spot I am not allowed to park on the same side of the street. I usually start parking close to work however by the end of the day I'm parking 3-4 blocks away sometime even more. My father borrowed my car this weekend and left his disabled pass in my car, so on Monday and Tuesday of this week I have been using it so that I do not have to move my vehicle. I'm still paying the meter and I am not parking in a handicap zone, it just makes it easier on me to be able to stay in one spot. I was coming out this afternoon and was approached by an undercover police office that cited me and took my fathers placard.
The only trouble I've ever been in has been receiving parking tickets and this really scares me because the office said I had to appear in court since it's a misdemeanor.
Is this going to go on my record? Will my dad get some type of citation? I'm really scared and have no idea what to expect when I go to court