In 07, while I was 18, I was arrested for two DUIS in different counties within 2 months of each other. I ended up getting convicted of the 2nd DUI first and sentenced to 2 years probation, then for the 1st I requested jail time instead of fines and probation because I was homeless. I was declared indigent then given 2 yrs probation with almost 2k in fines. I became unemployed a few mos after I was ordered to set up the payment plan for my fine and havent been able to pay since. I cant get my license back without it and cant find work without reliable transportation. I am also a struggling single mother. I cannot afford to make more payments and need my license but it would take me years to pay it off. I am desperate for any help out there so I can finally change my life for the better!!!
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What makes you think you should be entitled to "get rid of" your fines? As difficult as this is for you, you are still paying for your mistakes and need to recognize that you need to continue to do so. You will be given time to pay your fines, and perhaps hiring an attorney to help you negotiate some relief would be a benefit, but right now, you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Try to borrow money from someone to whom you can make payments if necessary but do whatever it takes (legally please) to get your fines paid off so that you can get your license back. You have learned a hard lesson about the long term consequences of your behavior.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
You can't "get rid" of it. Bankruptcy will not discharge it.
Make a payment every month. Make a payment out of any money you have come in from any source.
You may be able to persuade the judge to convert some or all of it into a community service obligation. If you want to do that, though, you would be responsible for finding the community service to do, doing it, and reporting it. I would recommend having done at least a few months before you even ask.
Being indigent is not a "get out of jail free" card. It is a hardship, it can buy you time.
Sorry to not have an answer for your that makes your situation better.
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