Virginia advocates push to change law suspending driver's licenses due to unpaid court debt

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Va. (WYMT) - In Virginia, there is a push to change laws that automatically suspend people's driver's licenses when they have unpaid court debt.

Advocates for low-income people argue the automatic suspensions violate due process because drivers are not given notice or an opportunity to argue that they cannon afford to pay the fees.

Proponents of the laws say drivers who violate traffic laws need to be held accountable.

Similar lawsuits are pending in five other states.



 
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