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Taking Minor Traffic Tickets out of Criminal Court

July 05, 2017 | NewsLinks
A new proposal by the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System seeks to do away with the oversized consequences of traffic tickets by making minor offenses civil violations.

Should States Charge Low-Income Residents Less for Traffic Tickets?

May 13, 2017 | NewsLinks
Losing the right to drive in December upended Latrice Harry’s life. She’d been pulled over by police six months before, and after failing to pay an initial ticket—she says she got it for not being able to quickly find proof of insurance among her belongings—the debt kept accumulating.

Report raises doubts about dropping license suspensions

March 08, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The state Legislature should "weigh trade-offs" before adopting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed halt of driver's license suspensions for defendants who did not pay traffic tickets, according to a report by the Legislative Analyst's Office.

Driver's license penalty harms the poor

January 28, 2017 | NewsLinks
When Aaron Cutchon was laid off from his job at an auto body shop, he could no longer afford to pay for two traffic tickets he got for driving in a carpool lane.
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