I have a arrest for misdemeanor battery. I've completed all my counseling, still owe money toward my fine. I'm homeless and a good friend offered me to stay w her in Arizona. My case is in Illinois. What can I do?.
Call your lawyer and ask if the fees can be waived. If so, it could be as simple as motioning up the case, and making that request. Whatever you do, do not just leave the state without taking care of this.
Also, I think you mean "diversion program," which, if it is deferred prosecution, the only way to screw it up, would be to just up & leave, because instead of the State dropping the charge, a judgement & conviction would probably be entered at the very least, plus a warrant follow.
Deferred prosecution is a gift, so don't screw it up. If you can't reach your lawyer, try to get some guidance from the DeKalb County Public Defender's office.
Don't walk away from your diversion! You are almost there, don't screw it up now.
Please listen to Mr. Mullenix and do what he suggests. You can almost certainly work this out if you go in before the judge. If you can't get a waiver of your fine at least try to get time to pay and permission from the judge to live in Arizona while you pay it off.
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