I received a $75 citation today for my car that has valid, mounted plates, front and back. It is parked under a weather cover with the rear plate exposed. The officer (meter maid) apparently moved the back cover up to write up the citation which reads: "vehicle covered plts not visable up on approach" (exact words and spelling, except that it is written in all upper case on the citation).
Should I contest this, do I have a reproach against the officer having uncovered/touched my vehicle? What is the intent of this law for a parked vehicle?
I should add that due to the design of this vehicle (1973 Volvo 1800ES) the rear plate does sit under the rear bumper where the back slopes forward and down, but it is visible, if you are looking for it.
Thank you for your advice.