If you misuse a disability parking permit in the state of California, you could face some hefty fines or even jail time. If you have been charged with what is sometimes called “handicapped parking fraud”, you are probably wondering why the impending penalties are so severe and what you can do to avoid them. When you call the expert criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett, we’ll help you understand this charge, the possible penalties you face, and how we can build a solid defense.
According to this law, you can be charged with this offense even if you were not present when the handicap permit was misused. If you gave your permit to another person knowing they would misuse it, you are in violation of the law. If you use the permit, even with permission from its owner, you are also in violation. The prosecution has to prove, however, that you loaned the permit knowing it would be misused or that you intentionally misused it. However, if you are actively transporting a person for whom the permit is issued, you are not in conflict with the law.
Misusing a disability placard can land you with up to $1,000 in fines and/or six months in jail. Don’t take the risk of defending your case on your own, only to end up with the most severe fines and penalties for the charge. At the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett, we have handled hundreds of criminal defense cases, including those involving the misuse of a disability placard. Let us help you get the best outcome possible from your case – call or visit us today for a free case consultation.