What is the name of your state? Maryland.
About 3 years ago I was stopped for a cracked windshield. I was informed that my license (a Virginia license... I had just moved back to Maryland but had not transferred the license yet) was suspended in VA. I was given a ticket.
At the time I was taking the drug Paxil, and it made me quite nuts. I'm now involved in a class action lawsuit against Paxil's mfg's. I had attempted suicide after being given the ticket, since I had no money to pay any fines, and Paxil made me suicidal. I did not want to go to jail. I had a squeaky clean record before this (police and driving).
I want to get it straightened out now, but I need to know how much I could possibly be charged in fines when I get a new court date. I have 2 bench warrants out now, and was told I could have them rescinded when I ask for a new court date.
What is generally average in cases like this? I can prove I was on Paxil, and that it is potentially a very dangerous drug with severe side effects, and I have the hospital report from when I attempted suicide. I have many character witnesses who will testify that I really was nuts at the time I got the ticket, actually before I moved back to MD from VA, all while on Paxil.
I'm not too worried about jail time, but I do need some starting point to have the money to pay whatever fines the judge deems reasonable.
Can anyone help? (My license was suspended in VA because you need insurance there to have a license. I was unaware of this, and since I had dropped my insurance in VA and picked it up in MD, VA suspended my license without informing me of this action... ever.)