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Resource: Thompson v. Dekalb County

By: Fines & Fees Justice Center

January 29, 2015

Fines And Fees Justice Center

Kevin Thompson is a nineteen-year-old who lives with his mother, sister, and four-month old niece. On July 18, shortly after Mr. Thompson pulled into his driveway, a police officer informed him that he was driving on a suspended license. Mr. Thompson was unaware that his driver’s license was suspended. Mr. Thompson later discovered that the reason for the suspension was his failure to appear in court for a minor traffic violation. He was jailed for one night in the DeKalb County Jail, ordered to pay a fine of $810 within thirty days, serve 12 months of probation, pay court costs, probation fees, and a Georgia Crime Victim Emergency Fund fee.

https://finesandfeesjusticecenter.org/articles/thompson-dekalb-county/