a traffic fine is supposed to be a punishment for breaking a law. $100 fine to someone who only makes 500 a week is a punishment, a 100 fine for someone who makes 1,000 or more a week is not as bad as a punishment. Same when they make even more. This isnt taxes here, this is punishing someone for breaking a law. The Germans do it pretty well from what I have read, and they do take those kind of scenarios into thought, maybe not the drug dealer one.
But for the drug dealer one I would say make drugs legal, his income is than legal, and he will fined based on his income, so no issue than
I'd like to know what infraction only costs 100$'s
I don't know what you think of the legal system but it is already over worked and clogged to all shit. A simple speeding ticket takes over a month to get a court date. I havent made any progress in over a year with a custody case. I have no clue who you think would have time to sort out all the bullshit to determine the fine but it would be impractical and costly. Also income is not static so its not like you can base it off last years because someone could have a kid or no job by the time he gets pulled over