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they don't jail people in the u.k anymore for fines they make them do labor
your answer is send them to britain cause your lucky we even jail people for murder these days so anything just below that your guaranteed freedom.
simple answer is No, no one should ever go to jail over not paying a speeding fine. They should lose the privilege to drive a car but making them pay a fine is only there for a Government money grab. Money is the root of all evil.::
Your mixing up civil and criminal law.
Two entirely different issues.
This sounds like it could be very beneficial to the homeless in our country! Minor offense, unpaid fine = 3 squares, warm shelter and a hot shower...plus indoor plumbing!
Guess we need to build more prisons now......
If you want to really understand the depth of the racket they are running, do some research into "contempt of court".
American judges are using this little piece of judicial tyranny every single day as there own personal NDAA in violation of the very spirit of the Constitution and the American justice system.
When you go to court for contempt, almost always you face the same judge who has charged you with contempt which would obviously be biased towards your position and ensure you will not have a fair hearing in the first place. Add onto that you can not request a jury trial for contempt so it's completely up to the judge, you know, the one who said you were guilty of it. Oh yeah, they can just sentence you to whatever they feel like on top of that, without trial by your peers, a month, a year, whatever.
Contempt of court............ Not the way American justice was meant to be. Look into it.
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Better not ever go out on a boat. The US Coast Guard(which is now a police force), Customs & Border Control, and state police can board your boat and do a full search at anytime. If you have a warrant for unpaid fines they will arrest you.
No way we should go to jail for unpaid fines. Too bad the justice system has for the most part become a racketeering scheme.