East Bay Times: Landmark settlement offers some relief from crushing traffic ticket fines

August 2017

“When you suspend a person’s license there is supposed to be a finding of willfulness,” said Sarah Williams, a staff attorney with Rubicon Programs, a Contra Costa County-based nonprofit that led a coalition of Bay Area legal aid organizations in filing a class action lawsuit last year.  “When someone doesn’t pay a ticket that doesn’t mean it’s willful if they can’t afford to pay it.”

East Bay Times: Landmark settlement offers some relief from crushing traffic ticketĀ fines