My husband owes court fines and restitution from 2006 that was supposed to be paid off in December 2018, can he get a probation violation and get put in jail for non payment?
It is frequently possible. If the judge made payment of restitution and the fines a condition of the probation, it is very likely. If you cannot make any payments, you made need to contact the judge, explain the situation and ask for an extension. Be prepared to fully explain why you cannot make payments.
I agree with counsel. If he was ordered to pay restitution and fines, he better be prepared to show why they have not been paid. If there were lapses in periods of employment, why, who did he speak to and find another job. What choices were made? He better be calling the PO, keeping records of all the times he called as well as number of visits and tinkle tests. Keep records. As an example, you had better hope a girlfriend and her child by someone else who is not getting support from the father is being cared for fully while your client's child support, court restitution and fines are not being paid. Be reasonable; the court can put you in jail for non-compliance, others, so not so. Good luck.
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