I have many sir charges and toll violations when I was a minor. Therefore its hard to drive are even register a vehicle in my name because I don't have the funds to pay the fines. So if I legally change my name will that information be carried over or will I be on a clean slate with a completely new identity including social security number etc.
Yes, it will carry over. You cannot change your name to avoid debt or criminal reprecussions. Even if you had a legally valid reason to change your name, you would not get a new identity or social security number, and the name change suit is public record and easy to find.
And, if you don't have money to pay fines, you don't have money to pay the fee to file the suit to change your name,a or hire the lawyer you need to help you do so.
Perhaps a better use of your time and limited resources would be to focus your efforts on getting your driving record straightened up and all your debts and fines paid. Good luck.
Your surcharges and tickets are tied to your driving recordby your driver's license as well, so a name change will have no affect. You may contact the dPS surcharge department and ask about being put on the indigency payment plan, which allows you to make smaller payments towards surcharges owed.
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