Okay i get that. But just for an understanding, do you think I would have an argument theoretically if I was to have been ticketed?Sure seems that way to me.
It reminds me of the child (child’s parents) ticketed for drawing chalk pictures on a sidewalk.
That is certainly damage worth making a big stink about.
Seriously, unless you were ticketed, it is really better for you to concentrate on your college studies. And obey parking signs in the future.
Sure and the local court is free to ignore it.That makes sense. So if I did get a ticket, and appealed it through the city, would I be able to at least reference the ruling in support of an argument of dismissing the ticket?
You could sue for the alleged trespass to your car and for the claimed violation of your constitutional rights. But under federal law, all you can win is either (1) your actual damages (financial loss from whatever damage was done to your property) or (2) nominal damages of $1. In either case, if you win you may be awarded your attorney's fees. So your lawyer might make out fine if you win, but you'd get nothing but a buck if no damage was done to your car. And even though you may get the attorney's fees paid, there may be other expenses for the litigation that still end up out of your pocket.My complaint would be over the fact that they physically marked my tires.
Unless the Ninth Circuit (which is the federal appeals court that covers Washington) or the Supreme Court had already ruled on the same issue then you absolutely could cite the Sixth Circuit opinion in your argument for dismissal or acquittal.That makes sense. So if I did get a ticket, and appealed it through the city, would I be able to at least reference the ruling in support of an argument of dismissing the ticket?
The officer who gave the ticket will have to state how he or she determined the time that the vehicle was parked there. If the officer relied on chalking and testifies to that, then there is good evidence to support the chalking by the police.No. Because you have absolutely no evidence who made the chalk marking.