Dallas, GA asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: If I never paid my probation fines but no warrant was ever issued and the two years of probation would have ended a year

if the time is up can they still revoke me for not paying?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Yes you can still be revoked and probation never ended because you did not complete the terms.

J. Heath Dillon agrees with this answer

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Leesville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Your probation ends only after you successfully complete all terms and conditions of the probation. Since you didn't pay the required fines, you have not completed probation, and your probation could be revoked.

Generally speaking, probation shouldn't be revoked in Louisiana just because of an individual's failure to make payments as required by probation. Such failure is considered a technical violation and should not, in and of itself, result in probation.

Close and regular contact with your probation officer and compliance with all terms and conditions of probation is always the safest and smartest approach. Consult an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have further questions or concerns.

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