I was charged with speeding back in August 2017. In June of 2017 my fiance was in a car accident and is still off work over it. This greatly reduced our total monthly income. Up until November 15th he was receiving short term disability pay through his employer (half of his normal pay). Since then he has received no income. I have paid $95 so far on this $169 fine/court cost matter which leaves me owing $74. I only receive Social Security Disability income (less than $1000/mo). We have a mortgage ($502), car payment ($202), utilities, and a few other loans to pay. We also have groceries and gasoline costs for minimal travel. We've had to borrow money from family to pay what my Social Security won't cover. Based on this, do I have a valid reason to ask the judge to waive the remaining balance based on indingency? If so, how do I go about doing that?
It is possible but each case is different. If you cannot afford a lawyer, call the clerk of court's office and discuss it with them.
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