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This article is intended to help advocates and others who help people who experience the often difficult transition from incarceration to the dominant society. It summarizes some of the legal hurdles caused by a criminal record and provides guidance on how to effectively manage these barriers to re-entry. It is written by...
This article tells you about driver surcharges, which were additional payments assessed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) against drivers convicted of certain driving offenses. Note that there are no longer drivers surcharges in Texas.
This article provides information on navigating traffic court. This article is from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
This article contains tips on interacting with police officers. This article was prepared by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.    
The Texas legislature passed a bill to repeal the Driver Responsibility Program this session (H.B. 2048), and it was signed into law by the Governor in June. The bill went into effect on September 1, 2019. This document is intended to answer common questions about how the repeal works.
Ticket Help Texas is a resource for Texans who owe fines and costs in criminal cases that they are unable to pay. This toolkit was published by the Texas Fair Defense Project and Texas Appleseed.