You defo dont want to just ignore it ... as others say go to the courthouse and set up a payment plan.
And yes if you drive a car ( also others you borrow ) it is up to you to make sure its safe and working as intended.
a little more info on it, but you might want to check your state or local regulations:
Source: happened to me.
If you don't pay it they will suspend your license and the administration fees will start adding up.
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So yes, while it is silly, it's technically your fault for not having checked. =/
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I have a problem right now with something similar. I had a ticket for my registration being bad. and a out of date insurance card. and honestly right now im on unemployment. I have forked over a ton of money to get this fixed plus I had car issues that needed to be fixed. and I managed to get just enough money to send to the courts right on time with prof of corrections and then out of no where I had a unauthorized transactions making my payment bounce. and right now im scared out of my mind. basically im going to pray that I can get ahold of some one at the court that's a hour and a half away from my house that can help me. maybe just give me a few days to pay. I have no idea what's going to happen all I know is that im super worried because I just got a great job in another state and I sure cant leave with a warrant or suspended license.
You're driving and can't possibly afford to pay a $155 ticket? What if your car needs repairs for that price? You're going to walk everywhere?
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You can't go to prison for not being able to pay your debts. Debtor's prison was abolished a long time ago, on top of the fact that it's against any principle of common law.
You will be enforced to pay the owed sum via enforced sell of your goods, or as you call it in 'murica, foreclosure. Be careful, not paying it on time means that there will be penalties for being late with the payment.
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My advise, go to court and explain your financial issue and ask if you can do payments. They will likely work with you, because in the end, they just want your money and don't care about upholding the law.
This whole thing occurred because all notices were sent to the wrong address, not due to my stupidity, I didn't even know my license was suspended until I was arrested. However the DMV refused to release records stating where they sent the letters to. I got fucked by the state.
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