Re: Handicap Parking, Forget to Put Up Placard
Parking violations disputes and unless the citation was issued by a police officer or a deputy sheriff are almost never heard by a judge. Typically Parking Enforcement has the procedure for disputing the citation outlined on the back of the citation and it usually describes the dispute procedure as a mail in process.
That of course works in their favor in that it makes it more difficult for the cited driver.
Of course I could be wrong about all this depending on the issuing agency in your dad's particular case. If your Dad's visit to the courthouse proves fruitless and if you decide to come back here for more question please post the particular statute he is charged with as well as the issuing agency.
In all honesty, if he forgot to display the placard then I am not sure what grounds he might have for requesting a dismissal of a "failure to display placard" citation but that's just me!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!