How Much?!?!?


I was happy to see the Clarion Ledger recently publish a story about the additional costs added to fines when you get to the courthouse to pay.

Nearly all of us have been there-- standing in line waiting to pay that speeding ticket or other traffic violation-- you called ahead and made sure you knew exactly how much money to bring, but are shocked to find out that your ticket for not wearing a seat belt has suddenly doubled. Why is that? When you were told what the fine would be, that amount did not include little things like court costs and state assessments. That's right, fines on top of fines to make sure everyone from the State Capitol down to the dog catcher gets their share, and in some cases, that fine can even double costs!

In case you find yourself short, possibly afraid you won't be allowed to leave the courthouse until you find the rest of your money, below are some local Jackson, Mississippi area cities and what the actual cost will be, as well as a link to the original Clarion Ledger story.

Brandon:

Running a red light: $141

Running a stop sign: $141

No seat belt: $35.50

Child restraint violation: $137

Speeding 1-9 mph over limit: $141

Speeding 10 mph over: $172

Speeding 20 mph over: $223

Speeding 30 plus mph over: $241.50

Careless driving: $171.50

Failure to yield right of way: $141

Failure to yield to blue lights: $211.50

Improper equipment: $141

Ridgeland:

Running a red light: $200

Running a stop sign: $200

No seat belt: $76

Speeding 1-19 mph over limit: $200

Speeding 20 mph over: $220

Speeding 30 plus mph over: $240

Careless driving: $210

Reckless driving: $235

Failure to yield: $200

Pearl:

Running a red light: $214

Running a stop sign: $194

No seat belt: $75

Child restraint violation for a child under 4: $169

Speeding 10-19 mph over: $254

Speeding 20-29 over: $264

Speeding 30 plus mph over: $274

Careless driving: $204

Failure to yield right of way: $194

Failure to yield to blue lights: $394

Improper equipment: $194

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/04/05/gonna-cost-you/99685714/

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