The problem with virtually any type of punishment is that someone will always find an argument for why it is inappropriate.
Instead of the “public humiliation” coupled with a 30-day license suspension and $250 in fines, imagine if the court instead suspended her license for 90 days and imposed $500 in fines.
Do you know what the result of that penalty would likely be?
Some folks would say undoubtedly something along the lines of…“How do you expect her to get to her job in order to support her family for those 90 days?”…and others would likely say…“See–all the government cares about is money, and that is why they impose such high fines”. The derisive term, “revenue generators” would be used to describe the police, the courts, and…God only knows what other parts of the governmental structure.
The bottom line is that you can’t please everyone.
I think that the court actually did this woman a favor by not suspending her license for a longer period of time and for not imposing a higher fine.