If I have been on probation for 2 years and 2 months but have been unable to afford to fully pay my restitution, am I going to lose my job and go back to prison?

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If I have been on probation for 2 years and 2 months but have been unable to afford to fully pay my restitution, am I going to lose my job and go back to prison?

I received a notice in the mail that I have to go back to court for a hearing in regards to my failure to pay financial obligations.

Asked on August 29, 2013 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Paying restitution is often a condition of probation. Failure to pay restitution can indeed result in sanctions and that really depends on the state and county in which you reside.  You could have your probation revoked, wages garnished, driver's license suspended, etc. You need help here.  Try legal aid.  When you go back see if you can offer to pay even a little bit a week or pay period and be able to show you legitimate expenses.  


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