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guywithanaccountnow's avatar

What is the consequence if any for a CA resident who doesn't complete the community service they've been sentenced to by their deadline?

Asked by guywithanaccountnow (313 points ) January 21st, 2012

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marinelife's avatar

Just like Lindsay Lohan, it is a violation of your parole, and you can go to jail.

john65pennington's avatar

Community service is given by the court in lieu of jail time. If you do not have a valid excuse, like being on your deathbed, then you might just be given jail time to finish your sentence.

Sorry, but I think you knew this could happen from the beginning.

guywithanaccountnow's avatar

What if the community service sentence was a consequence of an offense committed as a juvenile, but the person is now an adult?

bkcunningham's avatar

So, the case is still an open case in juvenile court. Someone in the system: should have caught it, may still catch it or will catch it if you ever get into trouble with the legal system again.

auhsojsa's avatar

Jail Time.

zenvelo's avatar

Your probation conditions may be extended. It all depends on how close (or distant) you are to completing it. If you had done 9 weekends out of 10, they’ll usually just give you a few weeks to finish. If you are half way through, then they’ll probably extend your probation conditions for another six months to a year.

If you have completely blown them off, you are looking at a weekend or two in jail, plus extended probation, plus increased community service. And i you are an adult, they won’t put you in juvie, you’ll be in the grown up jail with all those nice people and no privacy.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Are you going to Jail? or going to Jury duty?

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