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LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection

On February 13, 2018, Bay Area Legal Aid and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area filed a case challenging San Francisco’s practice of towing cars – without prior notice – just because of unpaid parking tickets. The Plaintiff in the case, James Smith, came back to the place he … Continue reading LCCR files Lawsuit to Stop Towing Cars for Debt Collection



New LCCR Report – Paying More for Being Poor

”Paying More for Being Poor: Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System”, a new report we released last week, shows that Californians pay some of the highest fines and fees in the country. For example, we pay more than three times the national average for running a red light. The high fines and fees … Continue reading New LCCR Report – Paying More for Being Poor