- Sep 15, 2010
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In California a ticket for running a stop sign is $35 dollars until the state tacks on surcharges then it turns into a ticket for $238 dollars.
You can set up a payment plan for your tickets but in Louisana it costs $100 to set up a payment plan
Fines are used as a cash machine.
In Ferguson officers competed to see who could write the most tickets. Police promotions depend on ticket revenue.
Also, in 2007 a lady got 2 parking tickets (skip to the 5 minute mark) totalling $152. So far she's paid more than $500 to Fergueson and now she owes Fergueson $542 dollars STILL
In NJ a survey found that 64% lost their license due to failure to pay a fine. (Check the 6 minute mark)
Dont worry about it the free market is on the way. There are business's that collect the money for the states but with a fee.
A ticket that costs $41 turned into a payment plan of $35 that goes toward the fees for the company first and not the ticket itself. So one person paid over $400 for the $41 dollar ticket and the ticket was still outstanding. And when you cant pay the fine and the fees....they send you to jail like debtors prison.
One guy was locked up 3 different times for stealing 1 beer...once. The guy was in jail for 60 days. A $2 beer cost a $270 fine and the city spent over $3000 to keep this guy locked up.