My question involves vehicle maintenance laws for the State of: California, Superior Court of California County of Orange.
last year around Thanksgiving, I was stopped by a police patrol becaseu my rear lights weren't working. I did everything that said on the tickets to be done. I went to a highway patrol, they checked and stamped the ticket and I mailed the ticket in to the Court of Orange County. Now I need to renew my drivers license, and the letter I received it said that I must pay almost $500 to be able to renew it, so I call to see what is going on, and they tell me that I never paid the $25 fee that i was supposed to pay.
I went to court and the jugde said that on the ticket was written that I was supposed to send the money with the ticket. However I never saw that in there, I read a few times and didn't noticed that. When I called to find out why I had to pay that much money the lady I spoke to said that they had sent me a letter stating that I had to pay the $25 which I never received. I told the judge and she said that it didn't metter, becaseu it was on the ticket.
I would like to know if it really is written in there that I had to pay the small fee. I just think it is an absurd they charge me almost $500 becaseu my lights weren't working, I fixed thge problem next day I found out about it, it happened becaseu of an accident I had in the freeway.
I wish I had asked the judge to see the ticket when I was in court. Becase I am pretty sure it didn't mention I had to pay it.
I am sorry this is long, but just frustrated this is happening to me.