That has to be a record. See if Martin Co. clerk has a driver program like Miami where you can pay a smaller fee and do some community service hours, jump through some hoops and at least get a hardship license.
What you have to be careful of is that the collection agency could sue you, garnish your wages, or maybe try to levy your bank account. The problem with paying the collection agency is that it does not guarantee you will get your license back. In fact, you money would be better spent paying the Clerk. So, you can owe money to both of them, but only one of them can give you a license and the other one can make you broke.
Whatever you pay to the clerk and keep record of it.
Contact the Collection Agency and see if they are willing to work with you. Once the cases are turned over to the collection agency the Court may not want to work with you.
Many times the Judge will reopen these cases and work out a more manageable amount, but on the other hand, some Judges will not do that.
Contact a traffic lawyer who is familiar with the local court practices in your area.
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