The cost of a Florida traffic ticket is higher than ever and that is becoming a problem for Floridians who cannot afford to pay their traffic ticket fines. With the economic trouble if the country striking Florida particularly hard, court officials are receiving more requests to have traffic fines reduced or people notifying them that they are financially unable to pay their traffic tickets.
In Palm Beach County a recent review of 350 traffic citations issued over the course of a week returned surprising results. According to a story in the Palm Beach Post sources say that about half of those 350 traffic tickets had letters returned with the citation asking for a reduction in fees. The reasons included the drivers who were cited were either out of work, low on money or had a home in foreclosure. The administrative traffic hearing officer quoted in the story said that they will take those circumstances into account.
The problems begin in trying to determine who deserves a break on their fines and who doesn