He can enter a judgement for the amount!
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Obviously, you were either convicted or plead guilty to the charges. The judge could have a judgment entered against you. He could also remand you into custody for a short period of time, but that seems unlikely. Did you have a lawyer represent you at any point in the proceeding.
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The judge could put you in jail or make you perform some sort of community service. Another option is to try and work out some sort of payment plan. At least you can show that you trying to make an effort to pay something.
A few days of jail is possible. Even if you can't come up with the whole amount, try to show up with something to show good faith.