MySanAntonio: Advocates call for canceling court fees, fines; reinstating drivers’ licenses

“According to the Driven by Justice Coalition, New York issued nearly 1.7 million driver’s license suspensions for traffic debt during a 28-month period between 2016 and 2018. Nearly 75 percent of those with suspended licenses drive anyway, said Ranit Patel of The Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit public defender organization.

The calls to suspend fines and fees and reinstate drivers’ licenses is specific to non-safety related suspensions, Patel added. A bipartisan group of 60 state lawmakers from both houses of the state Legislature also signed a letter sent to Cuomo last week urging immediate action.”

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