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Legislation Proposes Increased Fees at Traffic Court

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 in Courts, Local Issues

Rep. Reed Henderson D-Violet, has introduced a bill in the Louisiana state legislature which proposes an increase of $30 to the court costs already added to fines imposed in Orleans Traffic Court. [caption id="attachment_1856" align="alignright" width="258" caption="Photo Courtesy of NOLA.gov"][/caption] The proposed bill is reported to originate from concerns on the part of Traffic Court judges over the ability to sustain the court's judicial expense fund which is responsible for paying the city's Public Defenders. For more on this story, visit NOLA.com While the importance of universal access to competent legal defense is a fundamental American right, this news serves as a reminder of the potential costliness of a traffic conviction in this day and age. If you or someone you know are facing traffic or criminal violations and are interested in avoiding hefty fines and points against your license, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 for a case evaluation to determine whether or not we would be able to assist you.

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