Man Tries to Pay Fine With Pennies, Court Says NO, Issues Warrant

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    cbs3.com - Warrant Issued For New Jersey Man Frank Gilberti Paying Traffic Fine With Pennies

    Last time I checked, pennies were legal tender for ALL debts. There is no legal basis for this court's move whatsoever. Not accepting the pennies for payment was bad enough, but issuing a warrant for arrest??

    What is this country coming to?
     
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    some jackass judge
     
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    And last time I checked, no judge was going to allow some disgruntled person to force some poor state worker to sit there counting pennies so he can be as obnoxious as humanly possible. And, if you look at the article, the jerk went to the bank and ASKED for 112 rolls of pennies. If I were the judge, I'd kick his butt, too.

    Just sayin'
     
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    This is just bullshit. The judge should be stripped of all licenses and arrested for treason.
     
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    depending on what year his pennies were minted, he could actually be overpaying the fine.

    but the arrest warrant was bogus. that fucking judge should be hauled into jail for abuse of power.
     
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    Yeah because those court employees have SOOO much work to do :rolleyes:

    Jill, you're a lawyer. You know damn right well there's no legal basis to refuse the pennies, and certainly none to issue a warrant. The man paid a fine legally, no matter how obnoxious you may think it is.
     
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    Yet are not these bank rolls of pennies certified by the bank? And if, in the count, it was somehow determined that he was $0.02 short, would he not be informed that he would be responsible for those $0.02?

    The currency he provided was legal tender, whether this bozo judge or bozo clerk liked it or not... and this is wrong of the judge... whether they believe, you believe, or I believe this person was just doing it to be obnoxious or not... the fact remains he offered government issued legal tender to pay for his fine
     
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    So far, the only one who even REMOTELY agrees with this is a lawyer.

    Go figure :rolleyes:
     

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