Can you go to jail for not completing community service hours?

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Can you go to jail for not completing community service hours?

I have a court date tomorrow for a summons that was issued to me by my probation officer. I got a DWAI 18 months ago. I blew a .064. I had 1 alcohol class that I completed and paid off my court fines in full. The only thing that has not been completed is 24 hours of community service and 16 hours of work crew. I have not been in trouble before or since. In the summons it states “It is this case managers recommendation that the defendants case be revoked and terminated with an appropriate jail sentence.” Does this automatically mean I am getting jail time?

Asked on September 27, 2011 under Criminal Law, Colorado

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The summons that you have received concerning your court date is a serious matter in that you have been put on notice that you have not completed your required community service time as a condition of your probation and that if you do not have a good explanantion as to why you did not complete the community service time, your probation could very well be revoked for your criminal offense and the result is jail time.

Whether or not you actially have your probation revoked and if so, you will receive jail time remains to be decided by the judge hearing your case. There is no guarantee that you will receive jail time due to the failure to abide by all terms of your probation.


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