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Why fines are always higher than you expect

Why fines are always higher than you expect

As more laws are passed it gets easier to add more and more fines onto the original offense without much notice.  Case in point – one week ago on March 24th, 2017 the Governor of Tennessee signed a law which effectively increased the maximum fine for possessing less than a half ounce of marijuana by 10%, doubling the minimum fine at the same time.

Drinking While Driving: Mississippi

Mississippi is the only state in the country to allow an open container of alcohol to be present while driving. Under 66-11-30 of Mississippi’s penal code a person in considered driving under the influence if their blood alcohol concentration is above 0.08, however there is no law concerning drinking while driving