Maybe it's the mama bear in me.  Maybe it's just the fact that I feel this is unreasonable.  My son broke the law.  He doesn't deny that.  I don't deny that.  He didn't rob a bank.  He wasn't driving under the influence.  He didn't put anyone in harm's way.  But, he did break the law.

He drove 100 feet the wrong way down a one-way street.  It was 10 pm at night and nobody was on the road (except, obviously, the APD).  He was going to his dad's.  He was being lazy, I get that.  It was a no-no.  Neither one of us are disputing that.  He got busted in the driveway.  Received a ticket for $188.

He paid it.  Then received a letter from BMV telling him he was losing his license for 30 days and in order to get it reinstated, he would have to pay $50 PLUS take an Alive at 25 course which is $50.  This is his first offense.

So, my question is...does the punishment fit the crime?  Does going 100 feet the wrong way justify $288 fines & fees plus losing his license for 30 days?

Does the punishment fit the crime?