Van Nuys, California. Traffic violation. (Made left turn right after “left arrow” turned red). Cop was watching me entire time, I know it’s my fault, no way to “fight” it.
Penalty is $381.00. I can’t come up with this kind of money (right now working part-time). What to do? One “non-expert” told me to ask for a community service instead of payment, another told me — there could be no community service options, and I have to go to jail for couple of days.
1. Will jail time affect my ability to find a job later? (Is this will be my criminal record?)
2. I’m a legal immigrant (14 years in US), - will jail time terminate my ability to become a citizen of US?
I’m willing to take responsibility; I just don’t know what to do.
What are the options for people who don’t have any money?No money to pay traffic violation. My partner is out of work and collecting unemployement. I've been barely able to keep my head above water with paying all the utility bills etc.. I was thinking of bring two months worth of Bank statements so the court can see that I'm serious about the fact that there jyust isn't any money to pull from! Is there any way the court can put you a weekend work detail program to pay off the fine? I know I was guilty and I'm not trying to get out of the punishment there just isn't any way to pay it.