I have been on probation for possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing-delivery of a controlled substance for 2 years, and have had one extension on my hyda probation (i believe is is also called 74-11) and my review for probation is coming up next month and i do not have all my fines paid off.
you should never communicate directly with the judge unless in open court. if you have to write a letter, give it to your probation officer and let them forward it, if they deem appropriate. you can, however, read a letter to the judge in open court. HYTA and 7411 are similar but not the same. pay off your fines as much as you possibly can before court.
I agree with Mr. Dickson and would add that your attorney might have advice for you also, you should ask them your questions. Good Luck,
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You should have an attorney with you at your Review. Any letter should be reviewed by the attorney before sending it to anyone. The letter may be unintentionally admitting to violations of your sentence or to other things. Also, if you can pay up your fines, you may have a chance to get probation over. Letters from others which verify treatment may be better suited to a sentence review.
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