The fine, and court costs, seem pretty high – are they legal?

I live in a small town of nearly 1200. A judge comes in once a week to hold court. He earns $200 each session. A young couple was charged for not having a dog tag. The fine was $85 court costs and $25 for no tag. A dog tag only costs $5 if purchased in January. Is the fine legal? If not what recourse can the couple take? The answer to this question is likely “yes,” this is a legal approach although the amount of […]

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