Category: legal financial obligations

Sep 26

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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Mar 02

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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