If I was originally charged with a DUI and was ordered to take some counseling classes but I am unable to pay for them, can I get sent to jail?

I have been keeping up with my fines that I was ordered to pay but I’ve fallen behind on some payments but I always get cought up. I am scheduled to apear before the judge and explain the reason I haven’t taken the classes yet.

Asked on March 22, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona

Answers:

V. Iyer / Iyer Law Office, LLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes. But if the Judge finds that you can prove true inability to pay for these classes he may extend your probation. Have all your records to show that it was impossible to pay for these classes on the income you have. Have the records in a neat statement with proof to show your inability to pay. Let the PO and DA know of your situation.


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