I certainly feel this is worth a grand bitch!
Recently received a traffic ticket. The officer giving me the ticket, though not warranted considering the logic behind the ticket makes no sense what so ever, advised that if I feel I shouldn't be given this ticket that I can contact the number listed on the "Front" of the ticket to enter a plea. I also check the back of the ticket and this is what's printed on the back of the ticket:
"OPTION #2 - NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR IN COURT
If you wish to Plea Not Guilty and have a trial, or Plea Guilty and make a submission as a penalty, or Plea Guilty where no amount is specified in the summons, you must contact the court and file a Notice of Intent to appear in Court. To do this, contact the Court indicated on the front of the Summons"
When the number is dialled, you get an automated machine giving you a bunch of options, none are related to Summons, but more contact information for Cape Breton and HRM Courts. When you choose HRM, you get phone and fax for Dartmouth and Halifax courts then disconnects. Once you contact the required court to get information about the Summons and to enter a Plea as advised on the Summons, the person in the Court advises you that they can't do that and you'd have to go to Court and do it in person.
Why The FUCK is the number on the Summons and Why the FUCK are cops ill-informed? Why is it written on the Summons to call that stupid number! Also if you're a resident of HRM or CBRM, you have no other option but to pay the ticket unless you're willing to travel to the nearest Court! TALK ABOUT A MONEY GRAB!!!! Summons are given based on the discretion of the officer, whether it's deserved or not, it doesn't matter. How fucked up is that?!!!! — PUNKASS PROVINCE!