What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California - I have a valid California handicap placard. I had taken my husband's car and left my placard in my car. I parked in a handicap spot and displayed my paperwork, which I must carry with me, on the dashboard. This has more information than the actual placard, placard #, my name, dates, etc. I received a ticket for over $300. I sent a copy of my placard and the paperwork that was displayed on the dash. The city of Long Beach did not waive the ticket. I appealed and had a hearing. I lost the hearing. I do not understand how I can be fined the same as if I did not even have a placard. This just does not seem right. What can I do at this point?