“I had tickets that started adding up and soon turned to a warrant and suspended license. You need a car for everything! But I went five years without driving because I was afraid of getting arrested.”
Western Center advocates worked closely with Governor Brown to restore driving privileges for hundreds of thousands affected by license suspensions due to unpaid court debt. We also worked with Senator Hertzberg to craft and pass SB 405, ending traffic court procedures requiring full bail payments to contest a ticket.
“Not being able to drive kept me from looking for work. Having no income made it hard to pay fees that kept piling up to $19,000. The Amnesty Program is great! It will help me make small payments to release the hold on my driver’s license and allow me to get out of collections and improve my credit – that will make a big impact in my life.”