Stories tagged: court fines
Wed., June 1, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
ACLU, Benton County settle lawsuit over court fines
Benton County in southeast Washington has ended its practice of jailing people or requiring them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay court fines and fees.
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, midnight
Collection method triggers lawsuit
After crashing into another car during a police chase in 2001, Spokane resident Lisa Orvis served eight months in jail and was ordered to pay $24,000 restitution. A decade of …