Can I go to jail if I owe 300 bucks and only have half of that and I have content hearing
You need a criminal defense attorney to represent you at the contempt hearing: www.kacdl.net
If you can't afford counsel, ask that a public defender be appointed to assist you. Yes, you can go to jail.
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Yes. Everything will depend on the the circumstances surrounding the outstanding debt. For example, if the judge has already given you two or three different dates in order for you to come up with the money, that judge may not be so forgiving if you show up without the full amount. There is simply no way of answering this for sure without knowing certain details about the case. This is why you should request a public defender at your next court date. An attorney may be able to hear the circumstances of why you don't have the full amount and will be in a better position to convey the information to a judge in a way that doesn't land you in jail for contempt of a court order.
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