If I did not finish court ordered community service in time, what are my options?

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If I did not finish court ordered community service in time, what are my options?

I was convicted of 1st offense dui and given a fine, 48 hours in jail, 2 alcohol classes, and 5 days of community service. I completed everything except for a 2 hour alcohol class. The judge gave me another month to do 5 more days of community service and the alcohol class. He was quite upset that I did not complete the class. I was supossed to have the community service completed today and my court date is next Monday. I have completed 3 of the days. I had planned on completing the other 2 day over the weekend. I was laid off of my job on Friday and an argument with my fiancé has me currently staying in a hotel. I do not have a driver’s license.

Asked on October 21, 2013 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You better make it known in a mature fashion the circumstances under which you were unable to complete full community service (i.e, no transportation for the remaining days, or no options for service and the like). I am unsure if the court will allow this but if this is the first offense the court may be more lenient. Just put yourself at the mercy of the court and be honest. If you try to lie or do lie, the judge will know and throw the book at you.


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