If my felony probation will expire in 3 months but I haven’t finished paying the restitution money, will I get violated for non-payment?

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If my felony probation will expire in 3 months but I haven’t finished paying the restitution money, will I get violated for non-payment?

Asked on December 27, 2011 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Possibly.  Usually, a judge will order monthly payments so that the defendant will have all the fines and restitution payed prior to the termination of probation.

You could file a motion for an extension to inable you to pay the fines.  Most importantly, you need to get before the judge and explain why you are unable to pay the fine.

If you wait, the prosecutor could file an order to show cause. It is always better to make the judge aware of the situation before the prosecuting attorney does.


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