• fb_100003625381705 avatar fb_100003625381705 Posted: 9/5/2012 5:16pm PDT

    They have to raise the money so the tranny can get a sex change operation....LMFAO what a freaking state

  • fb_100000230203513 avatar Michael Posted: 8/30/2012 6:42am PDT

    It's a revenue stream, nothing less... I went to court on a charge for VC failure to tow a trailer in the right lane as I was going around a roll over accident. The subdivision 3C of that particular VC allows for it. The judge found me guilty anyway and you should have seen the look on her face when she found out the fine was only $220. The deputy DA came over and whispered into the CHP officer's ear. I'll bet it was something to the effect, don't ever do this again. You've wasted more time and money than you just brought in. LMAO!

  • TominNH avatar TominNH Posted: 8/21/2012 5:26am PDT

    MA also has a law that if you are convicted of DWI in NH, MA also suspends your license. Therefore, you cant get your NH license back until you pay a reinstatement fee in MA where NO OFFENSE was committed. I heard it's like $300 for MA reinstatement. What a racket!!

  • wane avatar wane Posted: 8/18/2012 1:35pm PDT

    & their salaries r paid by our taxes!!!
    & their customer service skills svck!

  • fb_100000984926305 avatar Oscar Posted: 8/17/2012 3:03am PDT

    Absolutely inexcusable.

  • fb_1111723941 avatar John Posted: 8/15/2012 5:48am PDT

    As always we continue our tradition in mass of guilty until proven Innocent and u still have to pay! This state SUCKS big time! You see what this does is it encourages police to harass motorists even more.

  • crisnick avatar crisnick Posted: 2/23/2012 8:18am PST

    I have an idea. Why doesn't MA charge the issuing officer instead when the defendant is found not guilty?

  • fr8bil avatar fr8bil Posted: 9/24/2011 8:17am PDT

    With all the fruits and nuts in the Federal Gov't. that have come out of Mass. including current members of Congress, this shouldn't come as a surprise. Don't know what's in the drinking water in that State but there is some inherent problem there for sure.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 9/24/2011 7:16am PDT

    I just don't understand this guilty until proven innocent thing that goes on in traffic courts.

  • fb_100002133402058 avatar Craig Posted: 3/15/2012 6:49am PDT

    It's simple; you have money, gov wants to spend it. Raising taxes requires pesky voter approval & unpopular. So they raise fees & fines.

  • jimpimms avatar jimpimms Posted: 9/23/2011 4:59pm PDT

    Yes, they have quite the racket going. I was ticketed a couple of years ago for a RR crossing violation, a $200 fine. Innocent of any wrong-doing, I fought the ticket. My first appearance was in front of a clerk-magistrate; a sergeant appeared in lieu of the officer, with the officer's report, claiming the gates were already down, and I was observed maneuvering around them (which, at this particular crossing, is next to impossible). I filed for an appeal, the lying b*****d cop didn't show, and the case was dismissed. But I was still out $20, which I suppose is a small price to pay considering the alternative, i.e., the fine, and insurance surcharges for at least 6 years. Yeah, they have quite the racket going.

  • fb_100000230203513 avatar Michael Posted: 8/30/2012 6:46am PDT

    Whoops! Accidently gave it a thumbs down...

  • wane avatar wane Posted: 8/18/2012 1:36pm PDT

    so your appeal didn't cost extra?

  • ggadi avatar ggadi Posted: 9/23/2011 10:57am PDT

    Thieves.... socialist thieves.... why should we have to pay when THEY are wrong.... the ticketing officer should have to pay....

  • jsiskwell avatar jsiskwell Posted: 4/6/2012 8:57am PDT

    Lol. Socialist. Do you actually have any idea what that word means? How on earth do you imagine that charging fees to individuals who are "using" the "service" and NOT charging them to everyone is actually socialist!? It is the EXACT OPPOSITE! So really, you are complaining because they AREN'T socialist! You socialist!

  • fb_100002133402058 avatar Craig Posted: 3/15/2012 6:44am PDT

    Then the ticketing officer would never write tickets if there was a chance he could get deducted from his fixed government salary.

    Don't be naive. The judges work for the government, not us. Who funds their paychecks? Follow the $. Like a tax court judge. 96+% of the time, they side with the government.

  • fb_1021610690 avatar Sage Posted: 9/22/2011 6:20pm PDT

    So I guess that just because the courts are publicly funded doesn't mean they don't want to dip a little farther into the taxpayers pockets. This is all set up to be ripe for abused by the courts and cops. Hope somebody is following how much the arrest rates go up for minor (read bogus) infractions. I also smell kickbacks. It figures that somebody would find a way to keep their salary from being cut.