View Full Version : Can you go to jail for not paying restitution?

Jun 16, 2011, 08:49 AM
In 2008 I got a DUI and injured a litle girl that I hit... I did my prison sentence and my In home detention and my probation and also paid all my fines and fees and drug and alcohol off.. Now I just owe the restitution to the victim and was wondering if I could go bacl to jail if I don't pay.. For one I can't get a job with the Felony convictions so it is hard for me to even begin to try and pay on it... I just don't want to go back to jail or prison for not being able to pay.. Any advise ?

Jun 16, 2011, 09:24 AM
Yes you have to pay the victim restitution. Isn't that what it is all about. You will have to find a way to do it.


Jun 16, 2011, 09:48 AM
Hello h:

If you've made ever effort possible to make your payments, and they'll want PROOF, they won't sent you back.. But, if you just SAY you can't, they will.


Jun 16, 2011, 07:20 PM
The simple answer is, can they, yes of course they can and people do every day.

You will have to prove that you are applying for jobs on a regular basis, and that you have paid anytime you can.