My probation expires in 2 months and I received a letter in the mail stating I should appear in court. I didn't pay my probation for a couple of months (stopped working due to high risk pregnancy and currently on paid family leave). The total amount is something I can pay before meeting with the judge. What usually happens in a case like mine, where I failed to pay?
It depends. You need an attorney, and using the public defender (who is an attorney) is one option. Hiring a different attorney is another option. Depending on the court, and the bench officer and case specifics it may not be a big deal, or it could be something that you risk remand on. Every case is different and some judges take even minor violations very seriously. Contact a lawyer (PD or private) who may know more about the court, judge and case.
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