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What usually happens when you get arrested for not paying your old court fines?

A friend of mine was arrested today for not paying $578.00 that he owed in old court fines and he has to go before a judge Monday. The crime he committed was his first offense-do you think he will just get probation and get out Monday or that they will make him stay until he pays the fine?

I was arrested the day after Christmas for being a week late paying a $60 speeding ticket. (It was traumatic for me. I had five kids. Wasn’t getting child support. Think the court has better ways to spend their time? I’m still angry about that.) Anyhow, I went in front of the judge and we made a payment plan and that was that. Poor guy. He should be able to make payment arrangements, but then again..some judges are jerks..but if it’s his first offense..shouldn’t be a problem…

3 Responses to “What usually happens when you get arrested for not paying your old court fines?”

  1. skeptical Says:

    He’ll stay until he pays. Probation is not going to happen.
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  2. Suzii Says:

    He may have to serve time to pay until the he spends the time in jail that equals some of the fine, and get out and owe fines of some sort. It depends on, what the judge has to do in his jurisdiction along with what he is able to call on his own, and the attitude and charges of the friend of yours.
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  3. momosix Says:

    I was arrested the day after Christmas for being a week late paying a $60 speeding ticket. (It was traumatic for me. I had five kids. Wasn’t getting child support. Think the court has better ways to spend their time? I’m still angry about that.) Anyhow, I went in front of the judge and we made a payment plan and that was that. Poor guy. He should be able to make payment arrangements, but then again..some judges are jerks..but if it’s his first offense..shouldn’t be a problem…
    References :

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