My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Pennsylvania
I live in Ohio. About 3 years ago my husband drove our van as part of a Boy Scout trip to Pennsylvania. The guys went on a week long, 50 mile backpacking trip, first dropping one vehicle at the end of the trail.
Apparently my van was parked in an area in which overnight parking was prohibited.
Shortly after they returned I received notice (a summons, I think?) for 5 parking tickets. I wrote a letter to the state park management explaining what had happened and suggesting that this wasn't a very good way to encourage tourism. I received a friendly note back, but the bottom line was that because they hadn't been paid within 2 weeks they had been turned over to the court and there was nothing he could do to help me.
Of course, at this point they were already tacking on fees and about 2 weeks later I received notice of a bench warrant. (I think at some point there was also a license suspension, but since my DL wasn't issued by PA and Ohio has continued to renew it that seems a bit odd.)
So, I'm steamed at my husband and steamed at the state pf PA which seems to be awfully quick to pull the trigger. I am innocent, but what do I do?
It's not affecting me in any way now, but I don't want it to somehow pop up and bite me later. Our financial situation was part of why the tickets weren't paid right away - we were just coming out of a BK and things were still very tough. They're marginally better now, though DH was out of work since August and just found a job a couple weeks ago. I really don't want to pay all the ridiculous fees. (Don't want to pay anything at all, really, but....)