Fines and Fees Justice Center Driver's License Suspension survey
Ending the practice of court debt-based driver's license suspensions is a pressing matter for the Fines and Fees Justice Center and we need your help to reach this goal. Thank you for your time and participation in advance, and please feel free to contact our office at (212) 431-2100 ext. 4310 if you have any questions or comments.
What is your name?
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Has your license been suspended because you owe money to the court? Please check the box for all the things you owe the court money for. *
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How has your license suspension burdened you? Please explain hardships such as job loss, wage decrease, or any other negative impacts stemming from your license suspension.
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What city and state were you living in when your license was suspended?
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How did you find out that your license was suspended?
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Did you continue to drive knowing that your license was suspended? If yes, why? (i.e. Was driving your only way of getting to work, school, or to transport your family around?)
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Were you ever stopped by the police while driving on a suspended license? a)If yes, how many times? b)What was the result? c)How much time had passed between you finding out your license was suspended and getting stopped?
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Have you attempted to pay off your court debt?
How much money did you owe for traffic tickets or criminal conviction(s) when your license was suspended?
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What is the total amount that you currently? If you do not know the exact amount, please estimate.
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If you could not pay your fines and fees right away, please describe how your financial situation prevented you from doing so? (About how much were you earning, what were your other expenses –exact numbers are not needed.)
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Have you ever had to choose between paying for necessities like food, utilities, medicine, rent, etc. and paying off your court debt? If yes, what necessities?
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Have you ever had to borrow money from someone or had to use a payday or title loan to pay your court debt?
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Did you ever appear in court for your unpaid court costs? a) If yes, what happened? b) If no, why not?
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Did the court ever offer you a payment plan?
Did you ever ask the court for a payment plan?
If you were granted a payment plan, were the payments manageable?
Has the court ever offered you community service instead of paying money for your fines and fees?
Have you ever missed a court date because you didn’t have the money that was due at that court date? If yes, was there a warrant issued for your arrest?
Did the job you had at the time your license was suspended require you to drive while on duty? If yes, what kind of work were you doing?
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Was driving important for you to reach your job at the time of your license suspension?
Was/is taking public transportation an option to get to your regular destinations? If no, please explain why.
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What is the culture of police traffic stops in your community?
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Please share any additional comments about your experience with the court system, court debt, driver's license suspensions, or related topic.
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What is your race or ethnicity?
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Would you like to participate in our coalition or state-based campaigns to end driver’s license suspensions for unpaid court debt?
Would you be willing to have your story posted on our website? If yes, would you prefer we share your experience anonymously?
Would you be willing to speak with the media about your experience?
Would you be willing to speak to legislators in your state and/or at campaign events?
Can we share your names with attorneys who may be interested in bringing a class action?
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