I Caught A Dui In March 2008 In Cook County. I Didn’t Pay Any Of My Court Fines and I Didn’t Complete The Classes. What Is Going To Happen?

A good post to look it is my old posts on violations that you may find here, here, and here.

But, if you haven’t paid your fines then a Judge may initially give you more time to pay if you can provide a reason for the nonpayment. Judge’s typically do not like taking someone into custody simply for nonpayment. But don’t get the wrong impression, a judge will take someone in the minute they think nonpayment is willful.

The plan for something like this is to get the money together and tell social services and the judge about your progress in paying your fees.

Now, the second part of the question can be a bit trickier. If its been two years since the plea and no treatment has been done, then what are you waiting for? I’ve had a couple of clients come in with this situation. What I recommend is that you begin treatment immediately. The best could be if you complete the required treatment before your court date.

The reason most of the logic here revolves around compliance is because the state doesn’t have to prove guilt for the underlying crime. They have to show that you didn’t do what the Judge ordered you to do. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it.

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