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Nonprofits Team Up to Educate People on License Suspensions (VA) (Video)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- WVIR NBC29
Nonprofits Team Up to Educate People on License Suspensions
"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Two nonprofits in Charlottesville are educating people about a budget amendment that will reinstate suspended driver's licenses for people with unpaid court fines and fees.
The amendment passed by the General Assembly and will impact hundreds of thousands of people.
The Legal Aid Justice Center and The Fountain Fund are both counting down the days and helping people impacted by the driver's licenses suspension law. Both groups say it's important for people to know their licenses status with the courts and DMV before they start driving.
"We want people to be careful and just not assume that they can start driving on July 1st," said LAJC Executive Director Angela Ciolfi. "The second thing that people really need to understand is that this budget amendment relief does not cancel the debt that they may owe to the court."..."