Brooklyn Case.... Ive been on probation for almost 7yrs for Grand Larceny for the past 23 months (yes Ive counted) I been going and forth to court for a VOP for non payment restitution.. Long story, 2 yrs in my probation in good standards I became sick with cancer went thru chemo PO knew this and was not paying or reporting... I was "left alone" for about 2 yrs then was hit with a VOP (surprise it didn't take them sooner). Process been dragging out mainly has been my reporting I have 2 jobs and my PO was not working with me (returning my calls or allowing to change my ck in date, she wanted tuesday but I was off Wednesday) and the judge order them to work with me. The balance still high 22K+ with a monthly payment of 400 it will take another 4+yrs to pay the balance.... I wouldn't say my lawyer (he is awesome and understanding considering I (family) paid xxx amount and he has been there for this long) was not productive but he is just going with the motions.. Everybody looks lost the judge, PO, lawyer and im in the middle.. I wish to get off but not sure if in NYC a judge can turn a restitution into a civil matter.
Forgot to add the payments has been up to date no payment skipped and reporting has been ok for the most part some months I been turned back because I go to my PO late due to my schedule.
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