My question involves criminal law for the state of: California. My wife was working at a convenience store and was busted in a sting operation focused on selling alcohol to minors. She lost her job as a result She went to court on it and got fined $3,900 for it. Afterward, we found out through talking to some people and even another convenience store manager that the fine was $1,100. Still expensive but a lot cheaper than what my wife got. Can this be contested or retried? Also, my wife was not in her right mind at the time and even asked if someone else could work her shift because she did not feel competent to do her job at the time, her employer refused but sure didn't have any problem finding someone to replace her after this happened. (She found out that her son had possibly been molested by a family friend (now an ex-friend). We can not afford a lawyer and the public defender that she had convinced her that she had no case. Also, is it possible to sue her ex-employer for wrongful termination? The convenience store is owned by a national corporation which also happens to be one of the big oil companies.