I had an appeal yesterday in Barnstable DC for 79 in a 55. I'm not crossing out the $25 an said so to Judge Reardon because I believe it's altering a citation, I'll wait til the new citations come out. Judge Reardon agreed, found the guy responsible
O.K. so I'm a little confused.............................. :-k
The RMV Promulgates via a July 16th letter, the new $50 surcharge (Amendment to MGL CH.90 s.20
). And then there is a LEAPS notice transmitted twice (x2) over a 48 hour period. HOWEVER.................
You decide to utilize some cliche "altering a citation" and Judge Riordan/Reardon for some unknown reason decides that term trips his trigger too. Jesus! I honestly don't know why we (cops) continually try to make laws, instead of enforcing them! You don't want to be a "tax collector" for the state? Then don't write the "V" in the first place!
I'm sorry but there is quite a bit of irony in your statements.
Just for the Record:
"Section 226 of the Commonwealth's FY 2004 budget (Chapter 26 of the Acts of 2003)
"there shall be a surcharge of $50 on a fine assessed against a person convicted or found responsible of a violation of section 17 or a violation of a special regulation lawfully made under the authority of section 18."
This increased surcharge became effective July 1, 2003. The letter from the RMV has an attached example of how to cross out $25 and write $50 (very helpful) In addition, if you have any questions you are encouraged to call the Registry of Motor Vehicles LEGAL Department @ (617) 351-9951