Document Everything – Your First Line of Defense
As soon as you receive a ticket, document the details. Taking photographs is recommended, but if it is not possible, record as much information as possible. Where are you parked, exactly? If a meter is involved, what is on the display? Are there any signs posted, that you can see? What time of day is it? Is it a holiday? I’ve always found that being prepared with details helps me get out of many undesirable situations. Many people are caught off guard when you are very prepared, and that often works to your advantage. If you are reading this from home, all is not lost. Hop back in your vehicle, revisit the scene and take some pictures or notes. If that is not possible, run through it in your mind, and write down as much information as you can remember.