Lasc claimed I failed to pay a ticket from 2011. I became aware of this only when I received notification that The dmv will not renew my drivers license until the balance is paid. But here's the thing,
I did not neglect my responsibility to pay. In fact I paid the fine
in full on my court date after I saw the judge. I still have the receipt from the superior courts cashier which referenced my case #***** I also have a copy of the check, which they cashed.
I never received notice from the court that there was a problem, but not long after my court day gc services called l and said they show I hadn't paid the ticket. I faxed my proof of payment, and they said they would clear it up with the court. I didn't hear back I assumed all was fine.
When I received the letter about my about to expire drivers license, called gc services to see what they had to say. They told me that they presented to the court my faxed proof of payment but unfortunately the court denied it because my account was already in collections. Gc services said there was nothing they could do.
I went back to the downtown court house to attempt to resolve. The clerk had me right the judge (who I am unable to go before) a "consideration letter" which I had stamped by the city attorney and filed with the clerk. They immediately mailed it back to me stating they did not read it and furthermore they do not accept direct correspondence from the public. They referred me to gc services, as my account is in collections.
My drivers license expired on the 5th of July. I paid gc services the $796 that they wrongly imposed against me for claiming I failed to pay a 466 ticket which I have 2 forms of physical proof that I paid satisfactory and on time. I paid because I simply had no choice. I have exhausted every avenue I can think of to correct their error, but it seems literally, no one can or is willing to help me. Please tell me I am missing something, because this just cannot be the way our state conducts business. It just can't be!
Could you please share any advice or guidance that might help me recover the hard earned money that was extorted from me? Thank you for taking the time to read this.