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Speeding Ticket Cost was a Killer

Sweetie's picture

Well, small towns can really be a killer. We just got back from "Mayor's Court" and were officially violated with the cost of a speeding ticket. My husband had a ticket for 50 in a 35 mph zone, first offense ever, ticket cost was $110 plus surcharges, total was $152, plus we had to get his DL copy ahead of time which was $30, which cost us $182.00. The court session was the most ineffecient, out of date, backwards thing you'd ever seen. My husband was the only one that left without getting probation, and we had to go to an ATM to get cash to get a money order to pay his ticket and fees. Unbelievably, they don't accept personal check, debit card, or credit card. Court didn't start till 4 p.m. We were there from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. You have never seen justice like this until you've seen it here in a small town in the south. It is million times worse, and more of a joke than Dukes of Hazzard. I so cannot believe that we were subjected to such a thing. I would rather than the money had been given to charity than to such a farce. The characters were laughable, even with the Judge calling the Police Chief, not too bright. And here I am in this town of 2500 people. What am I doing here? It's no wonder that I close the doors, and lock the house, so I don't have to see any of the people around me. They actually had an elderly woman who tried to pull off that she was senile so she could try and get buy with selling liquor without a license. And while I was going home, I found out that she lives about a mile from my house. You can't imagine how good that makes me feel.


happy mom's picture

Oh my Sweetie...I can't believe the court does not accept other forms of payment than cash. You live in the "boonies" that's how we say it here in Hawaii. Boonies meaning no where far away from others. Be careful and don't get a ticket again.