I am currently on probation, and in drug court because of a DUI and a possession charge for three pills that were not mine, in addition to a small amount of marijuana. In order to get the felony charge off my record I agreed to drug court. I'm in good standing with the court and have less than 5 months left.
My dilemma is I have also been sentenced to 50 hours of community service, of which I have completed 12. I am 66 years old, retired and on disability. My disability makes performing tasks quite difficult. The other problem I have is that I have no car, and have not applied for my license because I can't quite afford it. So I am relegated to use Uber or Lyft every time I need to go anywhere, and that includes urine drug screens, counseling, AA, and CSH's. It is keeping me fairly broke.
Do you think I have a chance to get my CSH's reduced to a fine for the remaining hours left? No place that allows people to volunteer for CSH's can guarantee easy tasks. I am not lazy. I washed windows for the local marina today, and now I feel crippled. Help!
In light of your medical conditions, I'm sure the judge will agree to convert the community service hours into an additional fine at the rate of $10/hr. File the motion and present your case.
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Is it worth it?
Honestly only you can answer that question.
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