Anne - posted on 09/19/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi I will try to make this short.
Our youngest goes to Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego CA. WE live In MI
and the car she is driving is registered in my name, with a MI tag, we pay her insurance, and continue to claim her on our taxes and her REAL HOME ADDRESS IS a MI address.. Because she wanted to make sure she could live off campus for her SR year, (She will be done with school in DEc of 09.) she took her schools offer to work this summer in the same job she does during the school year as her work study. Because it is work study she pays MI taxes but not CA.
Here is where it dicy. She got a traffic ticket for continuing to drive through a right turn only lane. She had stopped like she needed to but she did not turn right.
When the Policeman pulled her over he really was made at her not so much for the traffic violation, BUT FOR THE CAR REGISTRATION, MI LICENSE PLATE AND HERE STILL HAVING A MI DRIVERS LICENSE. He told her any one staying in CA for over 10 days for any reason unless they were in the Military MUST GET A CA D.L. and L.P.
Has any one encountered anything like this with there children that go to College out of state? This could cost her $761.00 u.s. dollars. Also can she fight this. She knows she will have to pay the turning part of the ticket. Chalk it up to an expensive life lesson. BUT THE OTHER PART?