My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
In March I went up to a relatively new State park here in California, for 2 reasons actually. I wanted to take my dog for a little hike and check out a Open House on a piece of property that was literally in State park boundaries. Because I too have a house with a few acres not far away that borders this same park.
As I entered there was just very a few large dirt lots and a small sign in the middle saying authorized vehicles only beyond this point. (in the middle ) it was nothing but horse trailers and I assumed authorized referred to a special permit for horse trailers
Besides there is a road that goes right through with 4 residential houses on it above past that point, which is where the open house was. I parked next to 2 other cars at the century 21 sign in another smaller dirt lot and went up the driveway to the house. Came back got my dog and went for a walk. It started to rain so I came back and found a parking ticket on my car wet saying I parked where there was posted no parking, which was untrue. I took photographs and went to some website called citationprocessingcenter to fight the ticket producing the photos and a brief description much like this. I never heard a thing back from them and recently checked the site where it now says nothing but I have a 170.00 dollar fine. and no recourse. Is this legal? No way to fight this, I have absolute proof there was an open house and no no parking signs. Truth be told you cant even tell theres a State park parking lot structure of any kind. Just a few dirt lots. Surely I have a right to a hearing even for a mere parking ticket.