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28-885 - Civil traffic violation; civil penalty; recall of placards and plates; defense
28-885. Civil traffic violation; civil penalty; recall of placards and plates; defense
A. If a law enforcement officer or a parking enforcement specialist employed by a local authority finds a motor vehicle in violation of this article, the person shall issue a complaint to the operator or other person in charge of the motor vehicle or, if an operator or person in charge is not present, to the registered owner of the vehicle for a civil traffic violation. A court or duly appointed hearing officer may impose on the operator, person in charge or owner of a vehicle parked in violation of this section a minimum civil penalty of fifty dollars plus the penalty assessments prescribed by statute.
B. If a person violates this article, the director may recall the placard or international symbol of access special plates issued to the person.
C. If no vehicle operator was present and an officer served a complaint on the registered owner of the vehicle, the court may dismiss a violation of this section if the person produces in court proof of a disability placard for the registered owner's vehicle that was valid on the date of the violation.