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Old March 7 2013, 10:30 PM   #15
tighr
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Re: Traffic Violations & Court Appearance

RevDMV wrote: View Post
Sadly in the budget crunch world tickets have gone way up. My little 15 over the limit, is going to run about 450 after it's all done.
Really? Last ticket I got was about 4-5 years ago, and I was going 81 in a 55 (desert highway). Fine on the ticket came out to $400, plus no traffic school. Since its 25+ over the speed limit, traffic school is not an option unless you appear and a judge offers it to you. So that's what I did. (Awful convenient that I was going 26 over the speed limit, I thought).

After appearing, the judge dropped my fine to $250-ish. He then asked if I wanted traffic school, I said yes. I plead no contest and took his deal. Traffic school was something like $20, and I did it online. After court fees, probably around $350.
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