This is a very good friend of mine, and I want to help, but I don't know what to do. I don't have the financial stability to fix his problem.
The only thing I could think to do is to let more people know about what's going on. Usually, these sorts of journals fall on deaf ears; we've all seen them, and we go, "aww," and some people post little sad faces in the comments.
Even so, I'm gonna try to send a little his way, and if people reading could even give nickles and dimes toward the tickets, it would be really helpful and appreciated.
As a writer myself, I can vouch for his abilities, and I'm quite sure he'd be willing to write about most anything.
Let's be honest: This situation is obscene. To issue fines and demand them to be paid in LESS THAN 15 DAYS by someone who is not even allowed to drive a car, lest they should have a WARRANT issued for their arrest... is tyranny. This is a situation that says, "You have no real options. You will be going to jail soon." 'Lets throw them in jail and take all their money. That'll protect the public from...them not giving us money!'