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Old 07-30-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Okay. Lets make this short. I got a fix it ticket for my registration (which was paid at the time) and on the same fix it ticket for window tinting. I got my registration, mailed in proof and had it signed off and all that.

Forgot (dumb I know) about the tinting issue. So they apparently gave me a court date saying I fixed nothing. (I stand by the fact that I did not receive any notice of this, but I realize they don't care) I then got a letter saying I owed 800 something bucks.

Got the tint removed, new court date...went through all that. Basically what I now have is a $480 fine for failure to appear. Is there any way to get this reduced?? It seems really high to me compared to other things I have read.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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This shouldn't be a problem. Since it's California, just give them an IOU.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I had an 800 dollar FTA fine reduced to 80. I didn't ask for it, it just happened. But I was well dressed, contrite and respectful to the judge.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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those can spiral out of control.

they will lower it to 80 or 100 dollars, but if its done during a court date they charge you 240% for wasting the courts time. you still only pay about 240 dollars which is better than the 800. but if you choose to try and fight it and the judge rules against you, the 800 turns into 2400!

take care of it and realize... lesson learned.

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I had an 800 dollar FTA fine reduced to 80. I didn't ask for it, it just happened. But I was well dressed, contrite and respectful to the judge.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Okay. Lets make this short. I got a fix it ticket for my registration (which was paid at the time) and on the same fix it ticket for window tinting. I got my registration, mailed in proof and had it signed off and all that.

Forgot (dumb I know) about the tinting issue. So they apparently gave me a court date saying I fixed nothing. (I stand by the fact that I did not receive any notice of this, but I realize they don't care) I then got a letter saying I owed 800 something bucks.

Got the tint removed, new court date...went through all that. Basically what I now have is a $480 fine for failure to appear. Is there any way to get this reduced?? It seems really high to me compared to other things I have read.
The notices they send out are called courtesy notices. Basically they call them that because they are not required to make sure the recipient actually receives it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I had a friend who got a $1000 ticket on his truck drivers log book. He actually went to court carrying a small suitcase. When the judge asked him why he had it, my friend said he intended to set this one out in jail as he just would not pay that large a fine for such a minor offense.

The judge reduced his fine to $80. Remember, sitting in jail COSTS them money and that's not what they're out to do. They're out to MAKE money!
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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A fix it ticket used to be free then $10.00 & now $25.00. Fines are a big source of revenue for the greedy cities, county & state.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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A fix it ticket used to be free then $10.00 & now $25.00. Fines are a big source of revenue for the greedy cities, county & state.
You searched for, and bumped this thread to post this friendly public service announcement? Why?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:23 PM
 
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My aunt got ticketed for tints. Stupid ass law..
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