Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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State Statute Description/Statute Name Statutory language Type of poverty penalty or poverty trap Level of offense Mandatory
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Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13 § 7180(4)(b) Remedies for failure to pay - increased fine Assess an additional penalty not to exceed ten percent of the amount due. Increased fine All No
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Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13 § 7180(4)(b)(v) Remedies for failure to pay - work program
Sentence the defendant to serve a term of imprisonment on furlough to participate in a program supervised by the Department of Corrections pursuant to 28 V.S.A. § 808(7) that provides
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reparation to the community in the form of supervised work activities. For each day the defendant participates in supervised work activities, the defendant shall be given credit against the amount owed at the hourly rate for minimum wage. A defendant who is determined by the Department of Corrections to be ineligible for the preapproved furlough supervised work program may be ordered by the Court to serve a sentence in a correctional facility, in which event the defendant shall be given credit against the amount owed for every day served at a rate determined by the Court.
Work program/jail industry program All No
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Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13 § 7180(4)(b)(iv) Remedies for failure to pay - small claims property attachment
Refer to Small Claims Court for the purpose of issuing writs of attachment for property and trustee process pursuant to 12 V.S.A. § 5534. Filing fees shall be waived in
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such cases.
Property liens All No
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Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 23 § 1209a(a)(1)(D) Conditions of reinstatement
(1) In the case of a first suspension, a license or privilege to operate shall be reinstated only: . . . (D) if the person has no pending criminal charges,
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civil citations, or unpaid fines or penalties for a violation under this chapter.
Driver's license suspension/impoundment All Yes