My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California, Los Angeles.
I recently moved from Austin, Texas in October 2015. In November 2015 I received a ticket for "No Transponder" in the FastTrak lane. The reason I mention the move, is that, in Austin, you're able to use the "Fast Pass" lanes without a transponder and would just be billed by mail for the use of the lane, you just pay a larger toll instead of the reduced rate one would get if they had the "Fast Pass" transponder.
I was under the assumption that that was the case in Los Angeles as well, as I was in a bit of a rush to get to the airport, so the FastTrak lane was ideal. I used it, got pulled over and was given a $238 ticket. Seems a little excessive to me, but that's beside the point.
Is there anything I can do in this case to not pay such a heavy fine, etc? I'm happy to show up to court and hope the cop who ticketed me doesn't show, but I'd like to know all of my options.