My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Ohio
My car was stolen this morning while I was in a gas station. I left the car running, but was never more than 15 ft away, the vehicle was in view, and I was inside for about 30 seconds. Not a bad part of town by any stretch. You can imagine my surprise when after taking my statement the officer issued me a $70 ticket for leaving my car running. At this point I think I'm actually more angry with the ticket than the theft of my car. Is there any argument I can make in court? Is it relevant that the charge was based solely on my statement? Thanks.