Traffic Attorney, Amir Soleimanian, Comments on Attorney General Now Opposing Unpaid Traffic Fines Leading to Jail Time

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Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, now publicly opposes jail time for unpaid traffic tickets and other traffic violations. Amir Soleimanian, traffic attorney, commends on the implications of this opposition.

Amir Soleimanian, Traffic Lawyer

Amir Soleimanian

Some government officials have been speaking out against the harsh penalties imposed on those who cannot afford to pay their traffic fines. In fact, the United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, actively opposes jail time for unpaid traffic tickets. Traffic attorney, Amir Soleimanian, comments.

"There are untold numbers of unpaid traffic violations due to the inability of some drivers to pay the fines. If a fine is unpaid, a warrant may be issued. If the individual could not afford the ticket in the first place, it would be highly unlikely that person would be able to pay a warrants lawyer for assistance. This may lead to an increase in the number of traffic arrests due to minor infractions. Drivers may face additional monetary penalties as well as loss of driving privileges, costing even more money to resolve the issue", explained Amir Soleimanian.

As stated in an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the U.S. Attorney General thinks that penalties are too severe for drivers who cannot afford to pay their fines. In fact, oftentimes the penalties for non-payment are worse than the original penalty. She has gone on record calling these more severe consequences the “the criminalization of poverty." If a driver cannot afford to pay a fine, they certainly would have difficulty paying for help, such as from a DUI attorney.

The inability to pay for a traffic offense may increase the chance of a driver evading a police officer or perhaps even resisting arrest, even for a small offense. This will not only add more cost, but can also increase the severity of the charges for that driver.

If a fine is unpaid, a driver may face having a warrant issued. If the individual could not afford the ticket in the first place, it would be highly unlikely that person would be able to pay a warrants lawyer for assistance.

Renowned Los Angeles attorney with 10 years of experience and a proven track record of success, Amir Soleimanian, may be able to steer drivers in the right direction for unpaid fines and other traffic matters, including DMV point removal.

Source: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/mar/25/traffic-fines-jail-justice/

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