Can they really take away my driving privileges till I am 25? I was not even old enough to get my license and I was told that I could not get it now till I am 25? if this is true, does that apply just to Wisconsin? I recently moved to Illinois and would like to get my license.
The failure to pay a forfeiture or comply with a court order can result in serious consequences. Depending upon the nature of the charges and whether it is a juvenile case, a failure to comply with a court order can result in a driver's license suspension, vehicle registration suspension, referral to a collection agency, interception of your tax refund, or an arrest warrant resulting in a commitment to jail. If you are unable to comply with a court order you must contact the Municipal Court before the due date to request a modification of the order.
If you need a payment extension, payment plan or fall under poverty guidelines set forth in Wisconsin State Statute 814.29(1)(d) you must file a "Request For Time to Pay" with the Municipal Court before your due day.
Yes, if that is what they did, then they are indeed able to do it. Nobody but you (through your attorney), will stand up for your rights, and the negative consequences for you could be limitless so long as you go along with it. If you are questioning the legality of long revocations due to nonpayment of a fine, there may be limitations, but only if your lawyer challenges the decision; otherwise, it will be presumed valid. If you were originally licensed in WI, an active revocation will usually prevent you from getting a license in another state until you take care of the problem back in WI. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this problem may be very easy to fix; possibly as simple as paying the fine and reinstating.
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