Private parking mitigating circumstances
Mitigating reasons may include:
Getting a ticket while broken down.
Tending to an emergency or clearing an obstruction from the road.
Dropping an ill patient off at hospital.
You were too ill to move your car.
You’ve had a recent bereavement.
You were at a funeral (and needed to park to attend the funeral or were unable to move your car because you were attending the funeral).
You were on holiday when the bay you were in became suspended (temporarily stopping parking there) and the warning was erected while you were away.
You bought a ticket/had a permit but it fell off the window or was not visible to the warden. Technically, it's your responsibility to display the ticket/permit correctly, so prepare for possible defeat, but it's still worth appealing.
It is a first offence on that piece of land.
You are a law abiding citizen and you made an honest mistake and you are now fully aware of the parking restrictions.