Court officials are apparently not amused, and have asked Petersen to come back in and offer a more "acceptable" form of payment. They say state policy allows clerks to reject unusual forms of payment, and it's going to waste county resources for someone to count all that change.
I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure there is a federal law that says if someone rejects payment in legal tender, then they forfit the right to collect the payment.
Besides, it would be easy to count anyway. They have machines that can count coins, and if you don't have one of those any scale will work.
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