Help with a petition/motion to waive court costs and fines
Can anyone help with writing a motion/petition to have the remainder of my court costs and fines waived? This is for a DUI and to get my license back. It has been suspended for three years instead of the one year that was imposed because I have not been able to pay it all off yet. I have just completed my parole and paid off all of my restitution and this is my last tie to the legal system. I am eager to be done with the system and get my license back, especially since I will be a parent this summer. It has been hard to not only obtain but keep employment because of my record and inability to drive. This need is only about to become more vital and finances are tighter than ever.
Thanks for any help.
You are going to need to illustrate that you have NO expenses in your budget that may be considered 'frivolous.' That means no cable, nothing beyond a basic cell phone, no car payments, etc.
You will also need to review the Criminal Procedure Code in your jurisdiction to even determine whether the Court has the ability at this late date to modify any portion of the judgment, even if only a waiver of fees.
If there is a reinstatement fee to get the license back, then that may not even be within the purview of the Court. There may be an administrative avenue for an indigency plan to reduce the amount owed. In such a situation here in Texas, it is handled by the third-party vendor that is contracted to deal with the fees associated with the Driver Responsibility Program. Your State may have a similar structure.
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