JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Andre Sapp is trying to put his past behind him but has a $74,000 fine to remind him and keep him from driving legally.
"I'm not trying to get no pity party or anything," said Sapp,"I'm just trying to get my license so I can go back to work."
Sapp served nearly three years in prison for cocaine trafficking and is now trying to start his life over, but he said the system has him in a legal maze.
"It is really hindering me," he said.
In 2007, Sapp, 48, was stopped in Brevard County with more than 28 grams of cocaine in his vehicle.
In 2009, he entered a plea agreement; at the time the state imposed a fifty-thousand dollar fine.
"They were expecting payments while I was incarcerated," said Sapp.
In prison and unemployed, Sapp failed to pay the fine. Brevard County turned it over to a collection agency, with interest and penalty, he now owes $74,363.80.