Is my parking violation invalid because the vehicle description was incorrect?
Question Details: I recently slid my car into a ditch and was unable to move it out myself this left about 1-2 feet of it overhanging on the street, which I should note that it's a neighborhood street that is seldom traveled it was 3am in the morning too. Anyways, I put on my hazard lights, locked the car, and walked to my house to get my brother who has a truck and chain. My phone was dead, else I'd have stayed with the car and called instead. When we returned to the scene, less than 20 minutes later, there were 2 police cruisers and a city-contracted flatbed ready to take it to impound. On the citation, they listed the vehicle as a 4-door when it is a 2-door. Will this discrepancy allow me any legal leverage or should I just pay the citation?
Assuming that on the ticket, the car is otherwise identifiable as yours (e.g. the license plate is correct), the fact that the officer got the number of doors wrong is wholly irrelevant. Whether in citations or contracts, the law ignores "harmless errors"--mistakes that don't affect the fundamental validity of the document.