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towed. She had the money to pay to get her license back, then brought the proof of license, insurance, and registration to court to ask for mercy on the over $1500 worth of fines. The judge told her good work, and forgave all the fines except a $40 processing fee. In contrast, the person whose case was called right before hers was a young Latino man, who had similar but less serious charges, and also had current license and registration. The judge told him this was an important lesson, and assessed him the full fine amount, over $1000. After Krista had her fines forgiven, she walked past a long row of people of color on the court bench who had not received fine reductions for their traffic tickets, one of whom said to her, “That’s lucky.”