I was given an infraction for pssessing less than an oz of marijuana in November. I went to my court date and originally the fine was 400. He took off 100 so now it's 300. My first question is will this show up on my record? And also how come it was so much? I guess I'm just really confused. I read that because I went to court there is a paper trail or something but I didn't have the option to just pay the ticket. I had to go to court. Is paying the fine an admission of guilt?