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John Schiffeler, a 68-year-old retired university instructor on ancient China, was walking his dog on a popular beach south of Carmel earlier this month.
Schiffeler broke the law: Dogs are supposed to be on a leash at the beach.
After a five-minute run, the dog was lying at Schiffeler's feet when a park ranger drove up in a pickup. She asked for his driver's license. Schiffeler said he asked her if she could give him a warning this time and skip the ticket. No, she said.
$50: The citing agency (city, county or state)
$50: State penalty assessment, which is split among the county and several state funds: the Fish and Game Preservation Fund, Restitution Fund, Peace Officers Training Fund, Corrections Training Fund, Local Prosecutors and Public Defenders Fund, Victim Witness Assistance Fund, Traumatic Brain Injury Fund and Driver Training Fund.
$25: State court construction.
$5: County DNA identification fund.
$5: State DNA identification fund.
$12.50: County criminal justice facilities construction.
$10: County courthouse construction.
$20: County emergency medical services.
$2.50: County automated fingerprint retrieval system.
$10: State general fund.
$20: Courthouse security.
$20: "Conviction assessment" to support court operations.
2 percent of total, in this case $3.60, goes to a state fund to help automate court systems.
Originally posted by MBF
I know a cop that got fired because he didn't write enough tickets...
Originally posted by jd140
Don't want a ticket then don't break the law.
You break the law don't complain about the price.
Originally posted by Zerbst
Last year I was issued a 5mph over limit speeding ticket in the city where I work. It had been years since I've gotten a ticket, though I am no stranger to the process. This recent incidence was nothing like the others?
This to me was BS and being hot headed I refused to deal with them. This, of course, was not smart, but a few months later I had two cops visiting my shop? Every week the Redford, MI police went out of their way to come to my place of business, which I own, during working hours and stick a 9x12 fluorescent orange sticker on my entry door!!! The sticker read WARRANT for ARREST with my full name in big, bold print for all my customers to see. Every sticker, I was told by them, added $100 to my growing charges.
I know a lot of you are thinking this is my own fault, and it is, but this is OUTRAGEOUS! Coming to my business to embarrass me for this is beyond insane. I will never pay them, even if it means leaving the state, NEVER!
Originally posted by Sundancer
Why did people in Phoenix allow all the cameras?
Maybe I've been in Latin America for to long, but here thousands of people protest anything that's going to cost them extra and they usually get their way.