If a DUI fee creates an extreme financial hardship, can it be reduced?

Question Details: After the judge wouldn't consider a possible diversion county mental health was in support due to the situation, wrote letters and had 2 reps there, she verbally insulted me and my character in court, and then gave me a very high penalty. Being a disabled single parent on a fixed income the fines were more severe on me then others in my 3 month class, with a higher monthly rate then 2 parent employed families I was wondering if there's a way to appeal to the court. I am not a criminal, yet now I have a criminal record. I had a perfect driving record and had always followed the laws. I had fled an abusive situation and would never otherwise had driven. I wish I could appeal to another judge. I had a lawyer who shoved me back to not talk in the court so I did not plead my case to her. She was biased from the beginning. What, if anything, can I do? With insurance and bills, I'm left with not enough. We already were thifty but now it's bad. I understand the penalties are for deterrence but this is extremely harmful. Can I appeal to have my fees reduced? Can I have it appealed or expunged? I just found out today that I won't be able to accept the employment offer in the preschool because I won't pass the clearance.

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