What will happen if I can't pay my probation fines off in time?
Asked Feb 9, 2010, 02:59 PM
Hi I live in Georgia and 9 months ago I was arrested for possession of marijuana, and sentenced to 1 year of probation, nearly $2000 in fines, a one time drug class, and 40 hours of community service. Once I completed the probation the charge would be erased of my record. Now I am 3 months away from my probation period coming to an end and still owe nearly $1000 due the lack of money coming in and also having to pay bills. My probation officer said if I don't get the majority paid off in the next month (which I know I'm not going to be able to do) ill have to appear in court. I have completed my drug class and my community service and have passed every drug test they have given me. So I'm wondering what will happen when I see the judge, and if my completing everything but the fine if there is a possibility of getting my probation extended so I can pay it, because I'm really worried about this charge being stuck on my record if my probation gets revoked. Also I have tried telling my P.O. all of this this but she doesn't seem to care.