Sue G in PA Posted February 27, 2008 Share Posted February 27, 2008 I got a traffic citation 2 wks. ago for failing to have an inspection sticker on my car (dh's car actually). Okay, dh's fault...he never got the car inspected in PA (we purchased in MD). So, the officer (this young guy who couldn't have been 2 days out of high school), issues my ticket (he couldn't have given me a warning, right?:mad:) and explains that he left the fine blank b/c he didn't know what it would be (different fines for first or second offenses). Okay, I get that. So, I pay the part of the ticket that is written down (you know, the fees that they add in?). I get a letter back saying I owe another $43...$10 for the fine and $33 for cost. COSTS? There wasn't an amount for costs written on my original citation! The officer left those off! THe clerk at the magistrates office added that in AFTER THE FACT! I signed the citation, agreeing to the terms that were listed. WHY should I have to pay the costs when the officer didn't write them in for me to agree to? Does anybody KWIM? The clerk at the magistrates office was not help...she said that she agreed w/ me but my only option was to take it to court and plead my case before the judge. If I win, I don't pay...If I lose I pay the fees PLUS more court costs! SHe said call the officer and explain it to him...like he can really do anything. I'm fuming. Just fuming. Okay, so it's only $33 but it's the principal. I HATE beinh stepped on. That is all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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