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Driving Out of Poverty

A Lawyer's Role in Driver-License Restoration

By David Pifer & James A. Gramling

Driver-license suspensions can have a huge impact on low-income clients. Licensing laws affect the poor in a much more significant and often negative way than other people. Advocates in Wisconsin have made great strides in improving state-licensing laws as they relate to the poor, in part by striving to make suspensions more about safety than poverty. By studying the action in Wisconsin, advocates can gain a better understanding of licensing problems and aim to replicate the solutions in their own states.

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