I reside in Gwinnett County Georgia. I had a hearing in September for an expired license ticket and got probation because I was unable to pay the fine of 137.00 I got my license renewed and I lost my job. I am single mom of 3 and am barely making ends meet I have documentation to prove this. I've had to borrow money for rent bills etc. I've reported to all of my meetings with the probation officer and passed drug tests. I haven't been able to pay and I've tried to, but like I stated goes to bills or food for my children. I have a meeting with him at 9am today. Between my fine and probation I now owe $333. My question is will I get to get a hearing to explain to the judge of my situation or get Revo and go straight to jail? My children depend on me entirely and have no family in Georgia.
The short answer is yes, there will be a probation revocation hearing. See my answer to your same question in a later post. You should consult with an attorney before your next probation meeting.
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If you are truly indigent, and have the documentation to prove it, this is not a legal reason to revoke your probation. Your probation officer will say it is, and he may try to revoke your probation, but in the end it is not a legal reason. You need to make sure you keep reporting to probation, and do everything else you are required to do, so you don't give them a legitimate reason to revoke your probation. To learn more about probation revocation hearings in Georgia please watch my video at http://atlantaduilawyer.com/dui_video/probation-revocation/
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