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Personal Narrative: Lakysha Bradley

Lakysha Bradley's driver's license has been suspended since 2007. A payment plan granted her temporary relief, but she defaulted on her payments shortly after because she could not afford them. Having a driver's license would enable Lakysha to pursue a more financially stable life and spend more time with her family.

Personal Narrative: Charlene

Not having a driver's license because of unpaid fines and fees was yet another burden that Charlene Cintron carried as a Floridian who is disabled, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personal Narrative: Eric

Eric Snyder has had his license suspended since 2011 because of unpaid fines and fees. Without a license, he can't get a job to pay off this debt nor can he get on a payment plan.

Personal Narrative: Valencia

After three years of having her driver's license suspended, Valencia, a Florida resident, was only able to restore her driving privileges by paying more than a $1000 in reinstatement costs and to get on a payment plan.

Personal Narrative: Jean Butler

Jean Butler didn't know her license was suspended until an officer told her during a routine traffic stop. Her license was suspended for nonpayment of traffic tickets she received years prior. Just when she thought she had taken care of all of her court debt, her license was revoked and she faced additional issues after she relocated.
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