I got a DUI (marijuana). I entered a Oregon diversion program and completed everything, except paying 490$ in fees. Which I thought were waived. I sent a letter to the courts to ask to waive my fees or grant me an extension so that i could pay the fees in payments. I then received a letter for a show cause hearing to revoke my diversion. For nonpayment of fees. My letter to the courts was processed 1 day past my completion time limit. (1 year). I do not have the money to pay the fees all at once i have a job but need time to pay. The only thing My court appointed attorney said was "do what you have to do to have the 490$ at your hearing." I don't have that kind of money. What are my options here?
Have your attorney argue that you asked the court for an extension by virtue of the postmark prior to the expiration of one year. Then have your attorney asked for a six-month extension in which to pay the fees. Alternatively have your attorney asked that the money portion of the fees be reduced to a judgment and turned over to the Department of revenue and asked that diversion show as being completed successfully.
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