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You're correct that the penalty should be a fine, between $100- $200. Was she not ticketed, and instead told to come to court?
Additionally, I understand your concern that it seems the officer pulled her over without knowing she was underage, however he may be able to defend himself by saying that she looked underage and so he pulled her over to verify. More importantly though, is that your daughter has the valid legal defense that she was running a legitimate important errand of which she had you permission. In which case, the ticket against her should be completely dismissed.
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