Q: One of two license plate lights were out, got a ticket without warning. Can I fight it? It seems unfair.
I got pulled over and the stated reason was "Your license plate lights are out." I replied that I wasn't aware and thanked her for letting me know. She comes back with a ticket for me. I go home and inspect to find that only one of the lights were out, not both. It seems unfair that she gave me a ticket without giving me a warning about the light. I could understand more if both of the lights were out, but one of them? It seems ridiculous to pay a $54 fine for that without any warning.
A: No warning is required under the law. I suggest that you pay the fine and be thankful she did not look for other things wrong with the car.
A: Although you got a $54 ticket unfortunately it is your responsibility to make sure at all times all of your required lights are working so the cop was only doing his/her job.
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