When gathering and presenting evidence, consider the following tips:
Take pictures of the entire side of the street you were parked on, from end to end.
Take pictures (front and back) of all parking signs on the side of the street you were parked on.
Make sure your pictures show the street signs, to confirm where you were parked.
Make sure the pictures show the property address where you were parked.
Use maps and satellite imagery (such as Google Maps) to corroborate your photos.
Label your photos and documents so that you can reference them in your defense statements.
- Make sure your photos clearly show what you are trying to argue. Don’t take photos that are deceptive or only tell part of the story.
- Your photos should be date- and time- stamped.
- Remember, the ticket issuer’s statement is sworn to and will be given great weight. As such, if you can provide a sworn statement, it would also carry more weight before a judge.
- Do not send your originals in the mail. Only provide copies and maintain your evidence in case you have to appeal and present them again.
- Consider keeping a tape measure in your glove box for measuring purposes.
For more details and information, read our brochures on the Dispute a Ticket