What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Jersey
I recieved a ticket in Delaware, which I neglected to pay in time. One night I was pulled over by an officer and informed he ran my plates and told me my license was suspended. I had no idea they had suspended it for non payment in Delaware. He wrote me a ticket for it obviously, with a required court appearance.
The next day I contacted Delaware, sent them a check for the fine, and then paid the restoration fee in NJ a few days later. My license was simply restored.
I had to postpone court twice via fax, which fax request is allowed in that township, due to caring for my elderly mother who was ill. When I requested the 3rd time, I assumed it was fine because the same precendent had followed before..meaning I never called to make sure it was postponed they just sent me a notice with a new court date. I supplied them with my contact info telling them to contact me if there was a problem.
Instead of getting a new court date in the mail I got notice I was charged with failure to appear. When I contacted the court clerk she didnt seem to be aware of my fax, BUT I have the fax along with a confirmation.
I went to my local police dept. posted my 500.00 bail to get the warrant pulled. Now I wait for a new court date. My concern isn't so much the fine as it is losing my liscense. What's the chance the judge will suspend my license for driving while suspended? Im a single Mom, unemployed and looking for work. I cant support my kids when my unemployment runs out if I can't look for a job.
Worried sick that the judge will take away my license and not sure I should hire an attorney. I really can't afford an attorney at this point.