My grandmother died 3 days before my first day of service and I went to new Orleans to mourn with my family as she was a woman who raised me most of my young life. I simply with everything that was going on forgot about my service days until I got back this morning and checked my paperwork. I am very scared and am wanting only to make this right.
You can generally show up and ask it to be re-scheduled OR go to your court date and ask for another chance.
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Certainly a reason that you would have been away, and failed to get the work done. Get caught up this weekend, if you can, but without fail contact your PO on Monday to make a report, and explain your plan for getting your days done.
We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I accept a retainer, and we explictly agree to enter into representation.
You can go to court to try and reschedule but they may tell you to wait for the compliance date. Try to get proof of your grandmother's death just in case the court wants to see it. Good luck.
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When you were sentenced to comp,eye the community service you were also given an new date to come back to court to show proof of completion. At tna time explain to the judge what happened and you will almost. Ertainly be afforded another a opportunity to complete the community service. Good Luck and I'm sorry for your loss.
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