News Story (Virginia)
WRIC (Richmond, VA)
February 4, 2020
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Tags: Driver's license suspension
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)
The Legal Aid Justice Center filed a federal class action suit in 2016 against the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles over allegations of an “unconstitutional scheme that unfairly punishes” people who cannot pay their court fines. In a report from 2017, the Legal Aid Justice Center said nearly a million Virginia drivers have lost their licenses due to their court debt.
On Monday, the Legal Aid Justice Center applauded the passage of the bill in the Senate and the efforts from lawmakers in a tweet.
“All Virginians must have a fair opportunity to fulfill their obligations without losing their jobs, their ability to care for their families, and their dignity,” the tweet read in part.