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Henrico County General District Court Judge rules that civil remedial fees are unconstitutional

Posted on Aug 02, 2007
Henrico County General District Court Judge Archie Yeatts ruled today that Virginia's new Civil Remedial Fees for certain traffic convictions are an unconstitutional violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. The judge's ruling ordered the Clerk of the Henrico County General District Court to not collect any Civil Remedial Fees unless and until he was overruled by the Henrico County Circuit Court or higher Virginia appellate court. The Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney is appealing the case to the Henrico County Circuit Court. To read the judges full opinion, click Henrico County Judge's Opinion Declaring Civil Remedial Fees Unconstitutional and to read a copy of the successful motion that was filed asking the judge to declare the statute unconstitutional click Motion to Declare Civil Remedial Fees Unconstitutional.
Bob Battle
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