A Texas man paid his speeding ticket with two five-gallon buckets full
of loose change, but if he moves to California, it may take a lot more
pennies than that to pay for higher auto insurance rates and other secondary costs.
Brett Sanders insisted that he “didn’t hurt anybody [and] didn’t
endanger anybody’s life” when he was ticketed for travelling
9mph over the limit in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. Mr. Sanders lost his
case at trial (and if his primary defense was “I didn’t hurt
anybody” it’s not hard to see why) and to pay the fine, he
filled buckets with about
220,000 pennies and dumped them on the counter. “It felt great,” he recalled.
Clerks spent about three hours counting the pennies and determined that
Mr. Sanders overpaid by $7.81.
Getting Along at the Courthouse
In this space, we’ve talked about
respecting police officers during stops. The same thing goes for clerks at the courthouse.
We legitimately get upset over traffic laws, penalty assessments, and
so on. But there is no reason to take our frustrations out on the clerks,
because they have no control over these matters and are simply trying
to get through the day.
Clerks also have very long memories and share negative information freely
among themselves, and trust me when I say that you do not want to get
on the Tulare County naughty list, because it will make life much more
Out-of-state Traffic Tickets
The real reason we’re discussing a story from Texas is to highlight
Drivers’ License Compact. The DLC includes forty-five states (California is among them) and several
Canadian provinces. DLC jurisdictions share information about almost all
Some people think that a speeding ticket in Arizona or Nevada does not
affect them. But that is not true, because these states report the violations
to the California DMV and also Kings County law enforcement agencies.
An attorney can keep points off your license and help keep tickets from
becoming major headaches.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.