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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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Centerlink are taking me to court for not reporting my

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HiCenterlink are taking me to court for not reporting my income , I have already starting paying in back. It was $25000 now its $14600 will I go to jail its my first offense and I am 8 weeks pregnant
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?
Customer: I have legal aid I have been to court as in got put back until tomorrow. In NSW
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No I check that 3 times now and nothing. I haven't hard anytime since my last court date
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: What the lawyer thinks the outcome would be that's all
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 9 months ago.

Good Morning

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

You will not go to jail but you will have a record.

If you can keep making the payments the court can show leniency and if you have an explanation and show remorse then they may deal with the matter by dismissing it and no conviction being recorded. You have to plead guilty though and provide references and an explanation.

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