What will happen if I did not complete my community service by the deadline ?

It was suppose to be completed by March 30th I
believe and I’ve still or completed it. Will I go to jail?

Asked on May 12, 2016 under Criminal Law, Louisiana


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

By not finishing your community service by the deadline as ordered by the judge, this means that you have failed to successfully complete your sentence which puts you in contempt of court. Consequently, you can be fined and/or jailed. It is up to the judge's discretion. Much will depend on your reason for not finishing and your past criminal history record, if any.

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It would be up to the discretion of the judge whether to give you a jail sentence and/or a fine for failure to  complete community service by the deadline.
The judge could also determine that you are in contempt of court for not timely completing community service.

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