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What will happen is u dont finish your community service hours by your court day. .igot charged with shoplifing.will i have too

Lawrenceville, GA |

do time in jail?it was only 40 hr. but i have kids and other stuff ihad too do thats the reason why i couldnt finish them.but im still waiting on my court day to come in tha mail could i still do some community service and bring it too court too show i did something even tho its late?will that make a differents?

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If you do not do the probation sentence the judge can, in his or her discretion, impose a sentence for the underlying offense.


The failure to complete your probation sentence often results in your incarceration. I would recommend doing the forty hours of community service as soon as possible. If you go to court and say the reason you didn't complete it was because you have kids then the judge can put you in jail and send your children to DFACS if you have no one else to watch them.


I agree with my colleagues-- it is very important to get your community service done. There are so many good organizations where you can volunteer, and at some you could even take your kids with you if they are old enough to help out too! You can see my site for a list of local organizations in or close to Gwinnett here:

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