Q: What does it mean when a judge terminates my probation,and turns the fees I still owe to a civil judgment
I was convicted in New Hanover county,but live in Wake county,so I reported to probation in wake county.i completed everything in the court’s order except pay the money,so my probation officer violated me and took me back to court today to see if the judge would throw out the fees. He dismissed the supervision fees,but because I was convicted in another county he terminated my probation and put the rest of the money I owe to a civil judgment. What does that mean and what do I have to do. And will this stop me from getting my license back . I have a hearing at DMV this November to see if my license will be Reinstated early. I lost him for four years and this November will be two years since I was convicted
A: When a judge enters in money you owe to the court as a civil judgment against you, it basically means that you now owe the state that money. How it is usually paid back is either by you going to the courthouse and paying it directly, or if the state ever owes you money (e.g., a state tax refund, or if you win the NC Education Lottery, etc.), they'll take the money you owe them first before you get any of the money they owe to you. It is a judgment, so it is likely to affect your credit rating. What it won't do is prevent you from getting reinstated with DMV.
If you were convicted of a DWI, make sure that you've gotten a DWI assessment from a NC DMV-authorized provider, completed the recommended treatment, ensured that the provider has sent the appropriate confirmation form (E-508) to DMV, and that you've complied with all other requirements that DMV may have requested of you; then you can pay DMV the $130 reinstatement fee.
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