My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
It was either from lack of registration or insurance in 2006. I was broke at the time and extended it. Then I missed a court date...then I went to court and found out I owe $700 (I think I even got registered, don't ask why I never took the time to prove it). I was barley surviving off of server tips, there was no way I was going to pay. I opted for community service (which means I still had to pay a couple hundred). Then a good friend of mine passed away and I forgot about everything and I moved out of state. I called the court and they sent me to the collector. I now owe $1260! I am preparing to pay it off, but I had something in the past like this, and when I paid in full they gave me a couple hundred dollars off. I asked the collector about this, and she said I can't do that because this is a "final judgement". Is this true?? I would really appreciate some advice before I pay that much money to a collection agency far away.