I called up the courthouse and I have a court date next week to beg for a waiver of the $325 late fee or, more likely, a payment program of some sort.


Believe it or not, it was hard for me to even call the court house. I’m not afraid of living in my van….just everything else.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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5 Responses to Better

  1. Ryu says:

    Maybe if the judge hears that you’re homeless, you’ll get leniency. As a woman, there ought to be tons of programs out there. I bet you could get food stamps if you wished. Don’t be ashamed, many are on the dole today.

  2. Charles says:

    I agree with Ryu, you have worked and paid taxes, assistance should be for us. Foodstamps and other financial assistance now comes on a “debit” card. Check at local homeless advocate/shelter, they should be able to help with paperwork. I know if you are like me you don’t want to go to the Gov., but we pay taxes.

  3. Charlotte says:

    Contact Legal Aid in your area. Legal Aid is free help from lawyers. I had to use them a couple of decades ago. Didn’t cost me a dime. Plead your case with a free lawyer at your side who understands these traffic court systems better than the average person. Please contact Legal Aid first and talk with them before going before some cranky judge with a hard heart. Will be praying for you, Maureen.

    You’ll need credible proof or witnesses to confirm the date you moved from your old residence which is why you didn’t get the letter on time. Judges get lied to so much it makes them a bit jaded.

  4. Maureen says:

    I think I should exhaust work options first before I subject myself to those places.

    I will probably go home to my mom or live in the woods before I do something like that, to be honest with you. I can’t be in those places with those people. Icky!

    I’m glad you guys brought it up though. When I want to be lazy, I’ll just imagine myself in one of those places, with those people, filling out page after page of paperwork. That’ll motivate me to do something with my life.

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