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I really hope you get this sorted out. At least now you know what to do if this situation or one similar decides to rear its ugly head once again. As for what to do for now, just drive anyway. Get a job. Go to work. If they pull you over or try to charge you, explain to them that if they want their money you have to go to work. Have you spoken with a lawyer? Professional legal consultation is your best bet. A lot of firms will consult with you for free if you just walk in and ask questions.
When you appear in court you can plea "not guilty" and show the DA/City attorney proof you were insured on that day.. the judge could drop all charges, waive all fees and send you on your way... or he could screw you. Mileage varies. Keep in mind "court fees" and "administrative fees" can be entirely different, the court can waive court fees but not mandatory DMV or other admin fees required by law.
Originally posted by ErEhWoN
reply to post by semperfortis
The no insurance charge will be dismissed, I have provided the papers.
This won't clear my failure to appear. I still owe them now, $344.
If I wan't to see a judge, I have to post a $350 bond.
They don't seem to understand what INDIGENT means. Their attitude is "only come back when you have green money".
I cannot do my job with a 'drive to work permit', I am a truck driver. No one will hire me with this on my driving record.
The Ironic thing is, I have no other tickets, no other record. This is my only infraction the past 20 yrs.
I am not working today so I plan on trying to find out some information on the legality of this from the A.G. office.
I just refuse to believe that here in America, you have to pay to see a judge.
But my eyes have been opened.
Thanks for your words of encouragement.
Originally posted by richierich
Driving is a PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. You must pay insurance and taxes and inspection fees and pay for the drivers license, etc. If you do not pay, then you do not drive. I hate the thought of someone getting away with not paying when I have to. You deserve the ticket, and i hope they hold you up until you pay it off.
Originally posted by theonlyrusty
Some of you folks are heartless.
I suppose you guys think it is my PRIVILEGE and not my right to:
Ride a bike.
Ride a horse.
Drive a tractor.
Ride a dirtbike.
Ride a unicycle on private property.
Fly a kite.
Walk down a public road.
Walk drunk down a public road bothering non one.
Ride in a car with someone else driving.
Drive a boat.