Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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Delaware 11 Del. C. § 4104(c) Fines, Costs or Restitution; How Collected; Holding Operator's License as Security for Payment

Any court may, in its discretion, direct any person sentenced to pay a fine or restitution upon conviction of a crime, who is employed within this State or by a

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Delaware resident or employer, to execute an assignment of a specified periodic sum not to exceed 1/3 of the person's total earnings, which assignment shall direct the person's employer to withhold and remit that amount to this State up to the total of the fine, costs and restitution imposed.

Wage/bank account garnishment All No