Webinar: DOJ Fines and Fees Guidance

Panelists Rachel Wallace, Miranda Sheffield, and Jessica Feierman discuss the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Dear Colleague Letter on Fines and Fees Guidance. The letter, issued in April 2023, outlines seven constitutional principles courts should follow when imposing and enforcing fines and fees. The guidance ensures that fines and fees do not disproportionately burden low-income individuals and communities of color. Panelists delve into constitutional issues surrounding fines and fees, discuss the specific protections granted, and outline the next steps for advocates.