I work at a legal non-profit and one of the services we provide is restoration of driving privileges. In some states, all those tickets can suspend your license (which then suspends your license in all states through the national motor vehicle commission), plus you can have actual warrants issued for unpaid parking tickets, PLUS depending on what other tickets someone has you can get $750 worth of surcharges, which accrue interest and aren’t at the discretion of the court…. we’ve seen multiple people who end up filing for bankruptcy over old tickets. I’m so glad you were able to calmly and rationally negotiate with the court clerk (not many people would think to do that!) and resolve the issue on your own.