What is the name of your state? Nevada
I got a jaywalking ticket in Las Vegas and was not too worried
until I found out today that the fine is $695!
As a senior citizen living on social security this has me more than a little upset.
Here are the circumstances of the ticket:
I came out of a supermarket in a small shopping center intending to go to the
library which was directly across the street. The nearest traffic lights and crosswalks
were over 100 yards in either direction.
I walked through the mall parking lot and passed within 5 feet a cop sitting
on a motorcycle about 10 feet from the sidewalk.
I paused on the sidewalk for a few seconds, looked in both directions, and
there was not a single car coming in either direction. (Both traffic lights were red).
I cossed the street and encountered another cop on the other side of the
street who proceeded to write me a jaywalking ticket. He claimed he was
writing these tickets as a safety issue.
Is there any way to beat this ticket??
If this enforcement were a safety issue, is the first cop I passed with the clear intent
to cross the street under any obligation to issue a warning to me?
Is the necessity for me to walk 200 yards (100 up and back) out of my way in
order to cross the street some kind of unjust burden that could be the basis for
To say I'm outraged is the understatement of the year, because the first
cop I passed could/should have issued me a warning.
I view this whole process as an devious alternative for the city to raise
money rather than raising taxes or fees in a legitimate legislative process.
By the way, the cops definitely don't target the tourists in Las Vegas for
jaywalking, lest they hurt the tourism industry. So, I also, view this as
some kind of discriminatory or selective enforcement.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated since my court date
is in 2 days.
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