I have known this to happen before, and I would have though that they would have allowed you to make restitution for the checks and be done with it. Unfortunately, I cannot do anything but guess as tot he reasons they did not. You have an attorney to represent you and it is important that you listen carefully to your attorney's advice and counsel, as he/she is the expert most familiar with your situation and the facts of your case. At the same time, it is very important that the attorney listens to you and your wishes and concerns, because you are the client, and the attorney is your respresentative. Make an appointment to speak in person with the attorney to go over your concerns, including why the attorney wants to go to trial
, and all of the options available to you, and the potential consequences of each.
As to your exam, that may be a problem and if you are to be in court, you need to be in court. Go speak to the professor and explain that you have to be in court or be held in contempt. If need be, get a letter from the lawyer explaining this without mentioning why you have to be in court that you can show the professor and ask to take the exam at a different time.
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