Hoping someone can help with this. My date to fight my ticket is at the end of January.
After having my car marked (and having been parked for almost 3 hours) I moved my car to another location.
Upon return, I noticed that I had received a ticket. The ticket is parking in excess of 3 hours. The mark on my tire seemed to have faded but was still somewhat visible.
When I went to speak with someone about the ticket I was told that the notes indicated this as well (somewhat visible mark on my tire).
Unfortunately, they were only able to reduce the ticket by half unless I went to court. I chose to go to court since I had in fact moved my car and find this to be unfair.
I'm wondering what I can expect when going to fight this ticket as well as any suggestions anyone may have.
Here's an extract of some of the relevant parking rules in Ottawa.
I guess what I am looking for advice on is the following:
1) What can I expect when going to court? - what is the procedure, what types of questions I might be asked, etc.
2) Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, what happened to the ticket?
I suspect the case is that there was still some residue from chalking my car earlier that day. I did move my car, the appropriate 300 m distance - it's just that the chalk did not fully come off my tire.
Thank you for any insight anyone can give me as to what I can expect when going to court.