Category: fines and fees

Millions of Drivers Lost Their Licenses for Failing to Pay Court Fees, Study Finds

The Washington Post By Justin Wm. Moyer Millions of drivers in the ­United States have lost their licenses for failing to pay court debts, according to a new report, and advocates say the practice unfairly punishes the poor. The report, released Tuesday by the Falls Church, Va.-based Legal Aid Justice Center, which represents low-income Virginians, says that …

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Your Kid Goes to Jail, You Get the Bill

The Marshall Project in collaboration with the Washington Post By Eli Hager In dozens of one-on-one meetings every week, a lawyer retained by the city of Philadelphia summons parents whose children have just been jailed, pulls out his calculator and hands them more bad news: a bill for their kids’ incarceration. Even if a child …

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