I got my ticket in the mail for talking on the phone whilst driving a vehicle. There had been rumors that there was a one-time "warning" fee and that it would incrementally increase the more tickets you got. Well I will tell you this, I may not have a moving violation but I did get a ticket in the amount of $132. What happened to the $40 fine that was rumored? Ugh. What a waste of money. I guess those obnoxious bumper stickers that say "Hang Up and Drive" are offering us some solid advice. Damn you, California and your debt!
MORAL OF THAT STORY: Let me be your lesson learned.