Speeding ticket - $150 (minimum)
Bench Warrant fine- $70
Would you like to know why the government will not crack down on alcoholics?
DUI- $1500 (minimum)
No insurance- $350
Parking ticket $20
and the list goes on and on...
Think this is not a scam? Think the state doesnt make money off you? Think your offense doesnt bring in big bucks...?
Try this on for size...
I calculated, in about 1 1/2 hours, the 80 plus people that were called before me the last time I went to the municipal court for a ticket I recieved.
The court had just made nearly $25,000. Yep.. thats right peeps. 25 grand... for some tickets...
from one court only dealing with tickets...citations...in less than 2 hours...There are 3 other court rooms in this particular courthouse out of the 5
(?) or so in Vegas...The ticket coud be legitimate or the cop could be in a bad mood and not like you that day. Oh ya, it happens...Better be watchin
your Ps & Qs!
I immediately thought to myself..Jesus H...I am in the wrong fricken business...
Lets not even get into the the judicial courts...the state courts...the over the phone payments and all the other little fees they get you with...Its
unfathomable once you take into consideration all the fines the these people conjure up and enforce.
The sad part is at least half of the people that showed up either got their fine reduced or almost halved and the total still came out to almost
25,000. The tickets I posted above were the common infractions.
They were trying to get $350 + $250 from the dmv. If I had not had the proof that the ticket was the mistake of the dmv I would have paid $400 for
the insurance, $250 to the dmv and $350 to the courts due to their mess up for a grand total of $1000...for nothing...
Lets not forget the money I lost not being able to work, the time I had to spend fighting it and the multiple trips to the DMV and court sorting it
If that doesnt not sound like a scam to you, then what does?
[edit on 20-8-2009 by open_eyeballs]