My husband got sent to jail while we were on vacation in Florida. (he opened a beer can at a car wash which is illegal in the states, but not where we are from and he didnt know). I paid his fine but apparently he had to go to court a few weeks later (after we were supposed to leave). He had to miss that court date beacause before that he already had another problem with the law and it was to be settled on a date before that in Puerto Rico and he had to serve a few months of jail as well. The case in Puerto Rico was a stronger one so it was a priority but I am not sure what happens now with the florida case after he serves the time he has been given.