How do I get court cost and penalty fees waived so that I can get my liscense back in the state of FL it's been suspended
I've been in prison for 10 years on 3 seperate commitments , each run in hay lead to a prison sentence had a few cases attached ive recently found that my liscense had been suspended due to failure to pay those court costs and have now amounted to a very high total . 6 of the 9 cases have been sent to collections however all have a balance .
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You probably will not get a license until you pay the fines.
Still, you may want to call the good folks at DMV in Tallahassee (850-617-2000). If you follow the rule of the 3 "p"'s (be patient, pleasant and polite) then you will likely be surprised at just how knowledgeable and helpful they can be.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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It is unlikely that you can get the court costs waived. Once they are paid, show the DMV proof of payment to get the Administrative suspension(s) lifted. Could you work out a payment plan? Maybe. You'd have to ask the Court(s) that ordered the costs. I wish you well and hope my answer is helpful.
Depending on the county in Florida, you may file a motion to have your costs removed from collections agencies and returned to the court. You can also seek to have alternate methods of payment including community service or AA/NA meetings in lieu of money. There is also the possibility of creating a payment plan with the clerk of court and their attorney which will clear the suspensions (as long as you remain current with payment plan) and allow for you to obtain your driver license.