im on probation for 4 yrs. its't benn a year already last month i also have to pay restitution of 19,000. for a felony check fraud charge. my own insurance check from hurricane katrina by the way. i havent been able to pay the restitution like i should brcause of either im not working or im not making enough money to maintain my household and pay the restitution can i be sent to jail for not being able to pay
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Louisiana
i've tried paying when i can.
A restitution amount is considered a civil penalty and if the person is unable to pay, then a lien will be placed against the person in order to collect the amount, according to Art. 895.1. of Lousiana statutes. The restitution amount is enforced similar to a civil penalty, a person cannot go to jail for failing to pay a civil penalty amount.
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