My question involves civil rights in the State of: California
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I wasn't sure which would be best.
My mother bought a used car, went to the DMV to get new tabs but was told that it needed a smog check. She payed all of the registration fee's and would be able to pick up the tabs with a successful smog test. The car failed smog and needed to have work done that she could not immediately afford, we have only street parking and were given a ticket for parking on the street with expired tabs. We disputed by mail, but were denied. I can understand if you are neglecting to renew the tabs you should be fined. But if you have payed all of the fee's to the state for registration, have a failed smog test and only street parking. What is the other option?