Troy, OH asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Kentucky

Q: I have a court hearing coming up that says "Show cause deferred/installment payment". What does this mean?

My restitution on this case is over 33,000 but I have paid over 9,000 on this cause in the past 3 years. Will the judge put me in jail because it's not paid in full by the time I go to court?

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Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It depends on the judge and it depends how much you have been paying lately. Normally judges will be lenient if you’re doing the best you can but if you refused to pay or haven’t paid a lot in the last few months they could give you an ultimatum and say you have to pay X amount with a a certain number of days or send you to jail.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It means it’s on for a review of what has been paid and what remains to be paid.

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