Re: Jailed Over an Unpaid Speeding Ticket
You have to take care of court first, and then go do the paperwork and pay the fees to DOL to get your license reinstated. You can't do it the other way around. Your license is suspended because you didn't take care of the notice of infraction. Now, the option of just paying the fine by mail is out the window. Now, you can only take care of it by appearing before a judge. And, DOL aint going to reinstate you license until after the court thing is taken care of. You don't need your original citation. The court knows what you were charged with.
You can look on the paperwork you got when you were released from jail to see why you went to jail...In fact, you would be well advised to do so! On that paperwork I'm pretty sure that you will find a new court date for a new charge of driving on a suspended license! So, now you have to take care of the original ticket in traffic court AND the new charge in criminal court...THEN you can go work things out with DOL.
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