Plaintiffs allege that defendant’s practice of suspending drivers’ licenses indefinitely until all court fines and fees are paid regardless of ability to pay violates equal protection and due process. Driving during a suspension exposes people to a mandatory jail sentence of between two days and six months and an additional fine. Driving on a suspended driver’s license also adds one year to the period of suspension.
Defendants filed a motion to dismiss on statute of limitations ground; Motion denied without prejudice (following determination of class certification). Motion to certify class filed. Case pending.
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