traffic tickets and jail....

United States
February 20, 2007 10:25pm CST
How stupid is it to get a couple tickets and then they take you to jail to pay them off and then charge you a fee when you get out. What did he go to jail for then if they want him to pay after he's out. What are the laws where you live? I live in a really small town.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
How Much Do I Owe You Now! - Sassy's question about money for a traffic ticket and jail
Oh, Sassy, What a shame! I have never had a traffic ticket, but I have had a speeding ticket and paid it right away. I have often wondered how people in jail are supposed to pay money when they aren't earning any...it doesn't make good sense. At the same time I think that when someone isn't paying their child support they belong in jail - but how are they supposed to pay child support? In my opinion, if they haven't paid any for 6 months to a year, they aren't going to, so throw them in jail....but a traffic ticket?~Donna
• United States
24 Feb 07
its just dumb. my husband got a ticket and they took him to jail for two days, gave him court, then let him out with a $765 fine and work release
• United States
25 Feb 07
Yes I have heard of them doing it here if you forget to pay your tickets and then of course you have to pay for being in jail. Nothing is for free anymore.
@Bizziebod (3526)
21 Feb 07
Hi, the laws are pretty similar in the UK, although I'm not sure whether they charge you a fee when you get out (Not ever being to prison myself lol) Although our prison system is now getting clogged up and I believe the judges have been told to only send the most violent/dangerous criminals to prison!
@xabimaru (340)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 07
Ha? what kind of law is that? If you get jail, why must you pay the fee again after you got out? That's riddiculus. How come a couple of tickets makes you suffer from jail? I don't think it is the best way to give the convicted a lesson to learn. Here at my town we won't get jail for a couple of tickets. Come on there are a lot of people who have more than 10 tickets, catch that one fist, for sure this kind of offender deserve jail rather than 2/3 tickets holder. Where do you live actually in Italy? I have a few friends in Italy, mainly in Milano.
@limosonia1 (1559)
• United States
21 Feb 07
My x is always doing this and it is rediculous. It's one of the reasons he lost overnight visits with the children. Because I did not want to be woken up in the middle of the night and told to pick my kids up at the police station for something as stupid as a traffic ticket.