Got a $200 ticket for a license plate bulb burned out.

Google WFrc18
Feb 11 12 Comments

I got pulled over in San Jose for having a burned out license plate bulb. They handed me a ticket in Novrmber of last year. I've received nothing in the mail since then and have been checking the traffic court website for info about my ticket number. 3 months later (now), the website says I can pay the bail forfeitfure of almost $200!!

Is that right to be charged that much for a burned out license plate bulb?

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  • Rubrik PartyStick
    Yes. It’s probably 0.1% of your TC or less anyways.
    Feb 11 1
  • Microsoft KyJeLlY
    Go to the court date. That's kind of extreme some you wouldn't really have any way to be notified of the light being out
    Feb 11 4
    • Google WFrc18
      OP
      How do I schedule an appointment? Do I have to call them? The first thing I got was a warning about very long wait times...
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      Idk how California does it, but in my state if you get a ticket the cop writes on your ticket when your court date will be. This is also the last date that you have to pay your ticket by. I got a ticket for rolling a stop sign, showed up to the court date but the cop who wrote it did not. My ticket got taken off.

      If you have group legal though Google, contact them. I bet they would help in this case. Our group legal at Microsoft helps with speeding tickets, coworker got a $400 ticket in California taken off by one 20 minute phone call
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      If your date isn't listed, just Bing how California does ticket appeals.
      Feb 11
    • Google nooglerx
      Lol! Just bing.
      Feb 11
  • Intel KTPu74
    If you want to be able to pay the ticket , google it. Then bing it to analyze how good bing is, or not.
    Feb 11 1
    • Innovium AI_Matrix
      Just bing it man. How much could that hurt?
      Feb 13
  • Google WFrc18
    OP
    Is there any other way out of this?
    Feb 11 1
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Yes, get an attorney.
      Feb 11
  • Apple woodo
    California has insane tickets, so I'm not surprised. Hiring attorney doesnt make any sense, you'll pay this money to attorney. You're not getting any points in your record, this is not a moving violation.
    Feb 11 0