My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California
First time poster so i would like to start thanking anyone who offers their advice.
I was in california in march for a competition. I hadn't been in the state for 10 minutes while riding in the back seat of my friends car when he got pulled over and the officer wrote me a ticket for not wearing my seat belt in the backseat.
I had mentioned i wasn't familiar with state law and that i didn't know in the backseat i had to wear my seat belt. He said to contest it, and that if i didn't live in california it wouldn't matter what happened.
Well i returned home and several weeks later received a ticket at the price of 160$. I was astounded and as i read the FAQ it said that the baseline fine is between 20$-100$, but my ticket was 160$. I didn't respond remembering the officer said it wouldn't matter if i didn't live in the state.
I now have received a ticket for 800$ and it says that my license will be put on hold. I was under the impression that one states actions to hold your license wouldn't affect your license in another state.
in there any way to dispute this, or to get my fine down to the original outrageous 160$? Thanks again.