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What do I do if I can't afford fines for being in contempt

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What do I do if I can't afford fines for being in contempt of court?
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Hello again. Thank you for your patience.

If I were in a situation where I could not afford to pay fines for being in contempt of court, I would file a motion explaining the problem to the judge, and request that the fines be reduced or that they be eliminated completely. If possible, I would include evidence that I cannot afford the fines.

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