I had a traffic violation for $170, got payment plan with the court.
I made all my payments on time for $50 / month, and the last $20 installment I went to pay on 12/22/17 but the court was closed.
I used that last $20 for gas to get to a holiday job out of town. The job didn't work out and I came home broke!
I had mail from the court indicating it had gone to warrant. I called the court last Thursday and with fees was now $78.
The court wouldn't give me any answers to my questions claiming they can't give legal advice.
I have pending work now but need a valid drivers license. How do I get this case in front of a judge to get my license unsuspended so I can work and make money to pay this off?
I was told that even if I turned myself in and did the time in jail I wouldn't have my license reinstated- is this true?
I'm not from here and don't know how the system works, I know in California I could turn myself in, see the judge and get time served with my license active. Is it really that complicated here?
Just pay the $78 and get the license reinstated. You may be able to negotiate another payment plan, but for it only being $78, it may not be possible.
Peace be with you, and may love guide you.
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