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    Lit Cigarette

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    Hi! I got arrested in Santa Barbara this weekend for throwing a cigarette on the ground. It was not out of a moving vehicle just on the ground. He marked it as a misdemeanor. I read somewhere that the fine for throwing out a cigarette from a car window was 1025$
    Is it the same amount for me? Should I get a lawyer or something?

    Marcus
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaskpost View Post
    California
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    Hi! I got arrested in Santa Barbara this weekend for throwing a cigarette on the ground. It was not out of a moving vehicle just on the ground. He marked it as a misdemeanor. I read somewhere that the fine for throwing out a cigarette from a car window was 1025$
    Is it the same amount for me? Should I get a lawyer or something?

    Marcus
    **A: have you been living in a cave? Do you know how many fires there have been in CA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeGuru View Post
    **A: have you been living in a cave? Do you know how many fires there have been in CA?
    could you answear my question or please stay out of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaskpost View Post
    could you answear my question or please stay out of it
    **A: ok, I will answear: you'll a sh*t head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaskpost View Post
    could you answear my question or please stay out of it
    The penalty for what you did should be severe. I think getting an attorney would be an excellent idea.

    In addition to paying the attorney, be ready to pay huge fines.
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    **A: have you been living in a cave? Do you know how many fires there have been in CA?
    I thought this answered the question more than sufficiently.
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    I thought this

    forum was nothing like this. Moderators do your job and kick people out of here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaskpost View Post
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    Santa Barbara

    Hi! I got arrested in Santa Barbara this weekend for throwing a cigarette on the ground. It was not out of a moving vehicle just on the ground. He marked it as a misdemeanor. I read somewhere that the fine for throwing out a cigarette from a car window was 1025$
    Is it the same amount for me? Should I get a lawyer or something?

    Marcus
    That depends ... what was the code section on your citation?

    In short, this was at the very least, littering. Littering doesn't require tossing a cig out of a car.


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    Thank you for your answear!

    I'm not from America, I'm from Sweden which makes the whole thing a little more complicated. What does littering mean?

    Code and Section:
    23111

    Description:
    VL - Lit
    Cig
    Roadway

    Quote Originally Posted by CdwJava View Post
    That depends ... what was the code section on your citation?

    In short, this was at the very least, littering. Littering doesn't require tossing a cig out of a car.


    - Carl
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaskpost View Post
    Thank you for your answear!

    I'm not from America, I'm from Sweden which makes the whole thing a little more complicated. What does littering mean?

    Code and Section:
    23111

    Description:
    VL - Lit
    Cig
    Roadway
    23111. No person in any vehicle and no pedestrian shall throw or discharge from or upon any road or highway or adjoining area, public or private, any lighted or nonlighted cigarette, cigar, match, or any flaming or glowing substance.


    Carl will correct me if I'm wrong but I think the fine can be up to $1,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaskpost View Post
    Thank you for your answear!

    I'm not from America, I'm from Sweden which makes the whole thing a little more complicated. What does littering mean?

    Code and Section:
    23111

    Description:
    VL - Lit
    Cig
    Roadway
    "Littering" is throwing trash on the ground.

    23111. No person in any vehicle and no pedestrian shall throw or
    discharge from or upon any road or highway or adjoining area, public
    or private, any lighted or nonlighted cigarette, cigar, match, or any
    flaming or glowing substance.
    This section shall be known as the
    Paul Buzzo Act.

    You tossed the cigarette down on the road or adjoining area and got cited for it.

    Per the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule the recommended fine and associated fees should come to about $380.

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    Ok thanks for your help Carl, saved me from alot of pressure!


    Quote Originally Posted by CdwJava View Post
    "Littering" is throwing trash on the ground.

    23111. No person in any vehicle and no pedestrian shall throw or
    discharge from or upon any road or highway or adjoining area, public
    or private, any lighted or nonlighted cigarette, cigar, match, or any
    flaming or glowing substance.
    This section shall be known as the
    Paul Buzzo Act.

    You tossed the cigarette down on the road or adjoining area and got cited for it.

    Per the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule the recommended fine and associated fees should come to about $380.

    - Carl
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    Paul Buzzo at the age of 11 noticed that the wording of the law said it was illegal to throw lit objects on the road. A sharp kid he pointed out that it wasn't the road that burned. He wrote his assemblyman and the legislator was suitably impressed by the youngster's argument and revised it to read as it does today. As a result of his effort, the legislature titled the bill after him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    Paul Buzzo at the age of 11 noticed that the wording of the law said it was illegal to throw lit objects on the road. A sharp kid he pointed out that it wasn't the road that burned. He wrote his assemblyman and the legislator was suitably impressed by the youngster's argument and revised it to read as it does today. As a result of his effort, the legislature titled the bill after him.
    Very cool little piece of trivia.
    Last edited by Antigone*; 03-09-2009 at 06:47 PM. Reason: can't spell worth a darn!!!
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    Now I want to hear the story of how the toilet was invented by a crapper guy.

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