Austin Handicapped Parking Violation Lawyer

If you believe you have been wrongly ticketed for parking in a space that is restricted for disabled drivers, it pays to hire a lawyer who will help you stand up for your rights. People who park in accessible parking spaces or misuse disabled parking placards or license plates are subject to fines of up to $2,500 and/or up to 50 hours of community service.

At the Law Office of Thomas Swain, PLLC, in Austin, Texas, we represent individuals who have been wrongly cited for these offenses and other traffic violations.

It is not uncommon for Austin parking enforcement workers to improperly cite people for restricted parking violations. We understand the nuances in this area of law and how to defend you against a parking citation.

Attorney For Disabled Parking Tickets For Georgetown

Texas law provides that a vehicle may be parked for an unlimited period in a parking space that is designated specifically for persons with disabilities if the vehicle is being operated by or for the transportation of a person with a disability, and if the vehicle displays the appropriate plate or placard.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) defines "disability" as a condition in which a person has a mobility problem that substantially impairs their ability to ambulate; visual acuity of more than 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses; or visual acuity of more than 20/200 but with a limited field of vision in which the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle 20 degrees or less.

It is a violation of Texas law to:

  • Park a vehicle in an accessible parking space without displaying the appropriate plate or placard, even if a driver or a passenger of the vehicle has a disability
  • Park a vehicle in an accessible space when neither the driver or any passenger has a disability, even if the vehicle displays the appropriate plate or placard
  • Park a vehicle with a placard or plate that is expired
  • Park a vehicle with a placard or plate that belongs to someone who is not a driver or a passenger in the vehicle
  • Lend a parking placard to an individual without a disability who uses that placard to violate state law
  • Steal or counterfeit a parking placard or license plate
  • Park a car in such a way that it blocks access to an accessible parking space, an access aisle or any architectural improvement that provides access for people with disabilities, such as a ramp or a curb cut

We Can Assess Your Case And Recommend What Steps To Take

Our Austin handicapped parking violation attorney is happy to review the facts behind your case and tell you if it makes sense to fight the citation. Call 512-912-9122 or contact us via email with the details.