Q: What does 'SHOW CAUSE DEFERRED/INSTALLMENT PAYMENT' mean?
A: You were ordered by the court to pay costs, fines, fees, restitution, etc., which is to be paid before a specific date. You must comply with that order or appear in court to explain why payment has not been made.
A: This term is used as an entry in the online court system to designate a date in which fines or costs or volunteer work etc. is due. If you see this entry and a date in the future that will typically be the day that things must be paid or completed. Normally a defendant does not have to show up on that day they just have to make sure everything has been paid or turned into the cord but I would always check with an attorney to make sure the defendants appearance is not required.
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