I cruised through an intersection with no cross traffic on a side street and got pulled over by a cop. The sneaky motorcycle cop was stalking behind a building. There were stop signs so yes I did break the law. When I got the ticket in the mail though, it was $253!!!! WTF?
Tomorrow I have my court date and I am going to ask for leniency and argue to have my fine reduced. Right now I am looking for other citations that incur penalties of less than $250. The punishment is way our of wack with the crime.
Has anyone been in this position? What did you say in front of the judge? I know a bicycle is considered a vehicle by the state but $250. . . come on. Love your feedback.
PS: I live in Santa Monica, CA. Our state is broke so who knows if i can wiggle out of this one.