More than 40 states currently suspend driver’s licenses over unpaid legal fees.
The result is a never-ending, devastating cycle. A person can’t afford to pay a parking ticket or court fee, so she loses her license. Because many communities offer no real public transportation, not being allowed to drive means not being able to get to a job, which can mean financial ruin. If, in desperation, a person decides to keep driving on a suspended license, she risks arrest and further indebtedness to the legal system.
We joined with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to put an end to this practice in Mississippi.
To get information regarding a suspended license call 601-987-1224.