Thursday, August 02, 2007

Not in the Budget

Yesterday me, Mike and Jordan went down to the Mesa Municipal Court to take care of our longboarding tickets. I thought the hearing would be right then and there but really we each just had to go up to a window and say if we wanted to pay the fine or schedule a hearing.
(Mike wore this on his shirt)
Apparently the fine for "Skateboarding on the Roadway" is $57 So while the other boys paid their fines, I still thought it was an injustice so I opted for a hearing. We were on a residential street at 11 o'clock at night in the bike lane! Now I am due to appear in front of a judge on the 27th of this month. Really the worst that could happen on that day is that I will have to pay the fine so why not try and fight it? Maybe the officer won't even show up then I don't have to pay anything.

And plus, if I would have paid the fine I would have over withdrawn from my bank account because T-Mobile decided to abuse the automatic bill pay by taking out $130 instead of $50. I'll have the $80 back into my account but not till sometime next week.

3 comments:

Emily said...

Fight, fight, fight!

Lauren said...

HAHAHA Mike told me this whole story. Too bad he is a chicken and just paid the fee...

melmck said...

hey, i wanted to tell you thanks for coming to the funeral last week. i wish i could have hugged and seen you more, but we appreciate you being there.