Have to pay restitution every month for 24 months I'm paying for one kid to go to college and my three other kids and my house. I just wanted to know what I get in trouble because I have to make a restitution payment every month on the 8th but I need to pay it one week later
It is possible that your probation officer could notify the judge and that you could be violated. It would be much safer to borrow the money to pay it on time so there would be no issue. While the probation officer may let it go if you were only one week late, there are no guarantees.
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Call your PO in advance, and he will likely give you a pass. I have changed your area so you will get more hits.
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Attorneys Scherr and Nolan are nth. correct. I read you question as being not a one time issue, but one that reoccurs every month. If that is the case, and the "due date" was set by the court in the probation order, it is much more wise and correct to get back in front the sentencing judge to have that date changed or modified.
It is never a good thing to make a late restitution payment, especially if it is part of a court order. Sometimes life gets in the way and these payments become impossible to make. If it is a one-time problem, your probation officer might give you a pass ,as long as it never happens again. But, there is absolutely no guarantee that there will not be consequences for a late payment that is required to be paid on the 8th.
Better to pay late than not at all. While technically, doing so might be a violation of some kind, in my experience most agents and courts would not bother to violate someone who made a payment a week late.
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