Q: I violated my probation and wanted to know what the consequences would be?
I got a super speeder in georgia back in august. It was $1300 ticket. I didnt have the money to pay for it so I went to court to get on a payment plan. This payment plan included probation until I payed off the ticket. I was supposed to call in every other wednesday. I missed 3 probation calls, as well as 3 payments because of work. I now have a court hearing on february 21st. I was wondering if paying off my ticket would help my hearing go any better as well as what to expect going into court. I also just turned 20 years old a month ago. Any advice helps thanks guys.
Missing payments is actually not that big of a deal, so long as you can demonstrate your financial hardship to the court.
Missing your reports, on the other hand, shows the court that you aren't taking the court seriously.
You might be able to avoid the court date altogether by paying the fine IF your sentence provides that probation terminates once you've made the payment and there are no other requirements.
I strongly recommend you hire an attorney to go over your sentence to make a more specific recommendation. I should be able to go over your sentence with you and work out your best course of action with a one-hour consultation; please contact me directly.
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