Easing the burden of paying court fees

Editorial (Tennessee)

Easing the burden of paying court fees

October 4, 2017 | Johnson City Press
Many Tennesseans live and work in communities that do not have public transportation. This leaves defendants who owe court fees at a real disadvantage when it comes to getting to work to retire those debts.
Tags: Court Debt | Driver's license suspension | Fines and Fees

Traffic Debt Keeps Thousands of Low-Income Drivers Off The Road In Tennessee

News Story (Tennessee)

Traffic Debt Keeps Thousands of Low-Income Drivers Off The Road In Tennessee

October 2, 2017 | Julieta Martinelli | WPLN (Nashville Public Radio)
Over the last five years, 250,000 Tennesseans have lost the right to drive legally. That’s the result of an uncommon state law that makes license suspensions mandatory if drivers can’t afford to pay court fees and traffic fines.
Tags: Debtors Prison | Driver's license suspension