I was just robbed by the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. I committed the unpardonable sin of making an illegal U-turn on Magnolia Boulevard last June.
A $35 traffic infraction was magnified by our cities’ and state’s need for money and multiplied by a factor of 10 for a total, including fine assessment and traffic school fees, of nearly $350.
I was more than willing to pay a fair fine and attend online traffic school. I decided to make a court date and stand before a judge to declare my guilt and ask for a reduction in my fine based upon my fixed income.