Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you.
Does your daughter have any defense to the offense? Was it her operating the vehicle?
Is she planning to contest?
Please advise so I can best suggest alternatives for you, thank you!
Thank you for your follow-up, Scott. Please allow me to respond below:I didn't hear the chat, sorry. She did do it. We're in midst of divorce, and December 26th (when it happened) was a particularly emotional time. Also, she's only in LA June-August, as she goes to school in Seattle. She's also having an operation in late July if that's of help. We already paid and would hope for a refund. ----I am somewhat concerned here. If you already pled guilty and paid the fine, the state is not going to return anything since you already admitted to the offense. You can, however, appear in court and ask for a plea deal or a lowering of the offense if you haven't yet pled guilty but paid the fine--if the state agrees (and that would be based on her past driving record, which would mean that if she has no other offenses they would be far more likely to agree to a lesser offense), and may then agree to return a portion of the fine amount. The fact it was an emotional time or she is having surgery later is not related or relevant in any way to the underlying offense, what matters is if she committed the offense or if she has any affirmative defenses. Barring that, the ticket remains.Good luck.
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