On December 31st, 2020, New York took a critical step towards eliminating the harmful effects of unjust fines and fees by ending debt-based driver’s license suspensions. The new law: the Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act, which took effect March 9th 2021 will help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers get their licenses back and escape a vicious cycle of debt and punishment.

The elimination of debt-based license suspensions is a key victory in the fight against unjust fines and fees — but we still have more to do. Read FFJC New York State Director, Katie Adamides’s latest op-ed on the devastating effects of predatory court fees and how No Price on Justice is working to end NY’s reliance on this dangerous revenue source.

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