Can my probation be revoked for inability to pay restitution?

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Can my probation be revoked for inability to pay restitution?

I was placed on probation and have a heavy fine. However, I have not been able to pay my fines or fees due to me not having a job.

Asked on January 24, 2015 under Criminal Law, South Carolina

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes your probation can be revoked for failure to pay restitution. The fact that you don't have a job may or may not matter to the court. However, if you can prove that you have made legitimate attempts at finding employment but have been unable to do so, that will help your cause. The fact is that you should consult directly with a criminal law attorney at this point. You want to avoid the most severe consquences that such a violation can bring.

Also, for further general information, here is a link that you may find to be of help: https://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/parole_probation/not-paying-court-ordered-restitution.htm

 


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