I hate stories that start out like that. Read this one about New York. This guy took a job as a parking judge so he could learn all the ins and outs and after six months wrote a book on how to beat your parking tickets.
Most of the issues are administrative errors (data entry, mistakes on VIN numbers, etc) that cause the ticket not to be valid. According to this guy, even if you are guilty as sin, you should fight the ticket.
So let’s see — My vin number is about 20 numbers long, a combination of letters and numbers. The cop inverts one of those numbers. Everything else is correct, my car’s license number, description, he even has a picture of me parked in front of a fire hydrant. Not to worry. According to this guy the ticket should be thrown out.
This is patently absurd. People are human. Errors happen. However that doesn’t absolve the scofflaw from his crime. He blocked a fire hydrant, or stole money from the city by not paying at the meter. We are just forget it because an enforcement officer reversed a letter, or took a "0" to be a "O".
This is absurd. You break the law, you pay the price. And you should own up to it. Is there no morality left?