Q: If someone is ordered to pay restitution in a criminal case and probation is extended does it still become civil?
It is my understanding that when probation ends the remaining restitution becomes a civil matter, but what if the court extends probation an additional 2 years? Does that delay the issue transferring to a civil matter?
A: more info needed.
i don't understand how on a criminal case it becomes civil.
unless you 17b (reduce a felony to a misd) or with a misdemeanor, move under 1203 to withdraw plea and dismiss it.....it is a felony.
if you don't comply with each condition of probation a bench warrant will issue......all this is criminal.
unless the judge ordered it be reduced or dismissed after a certain time.
A: Based on the information you provided, it appears that the Judge extended the probation due to your failure to pay the restitution and perhaps fulfill other terms of your probation in order to have jurisdiction over you.
If you continue to fail to abide by your probationary terms, the Judge can impose anything from jail time to additional fines, work release, etc.
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