Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:58:00 PM
THIS IS RIDICULOUS! I HAD TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MY TICKETS, IT'S WAAAAY BETTER THAN PAYING UP. I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO LIKE 100 HRS CS BUT I ACTUALLY DID LIKE 18HRS. ALWAYS CHOOSE THE COMMUNITY SERVICE OPTION!!!
Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:48:35 AM
"nettech98" Your interpretation is false. Although the judge did have the right to demand payment immediately the judges sentence was contrary to the statute stating that a first time offense is not punishable by more than a $75 fine plus court fees, which is addressed by another statute.The judges argument for the jail sentence was based on imposing the alternate sentence imposing jail time up to 1 year or until which time the fine was paid or 5 days of the sentence was served because, for some strange reason "probation" was not imposable. No, the mindset of the judge does not make any sense and throws up a red flag regarding competency. The judge did not ask the defendant what amount of the fine she could pay nor offer community service in alternative to payment. The judge could of been within her rights to impose contempt of court and jail her until which time the fine was paid as well. It's the judges choice. Regarding the defendants record the misdemeanor is