Driver’s licenses can be suspended for many reasons, like failure to have insurance or driving under the influence. Another reason is for failing to pay fines and costs assessed by a court (maybe for a traffic ticket). This information ONLY applies to situations where a driver’s license is suspended for failure to pay court fines and costs in West Virginia.
As of July 1, 2020, a new law helps to eliminate driver’s license suspensions due to unpaid court costs and fines. This new law allows you to set up a payment plan so you can continue to have a valid driver’s license, while you are making payments. Because this is a new law, we don’t have all the answers about how this will work in all situations. We will update this article as we learn more. Basically, this law means that if you currently have court costs and fines that you are unable to pay, or if you had your license suspended for unpaid court costs and fines before July 1, 2020, you may be able to request a payment plan to reinstate your license.
Again, this new law does NOT apply to driver’s licenses that are suspended for failure to appear or respond, failure to have insurance, driving under the influence, truancy violations, or any other reason.