TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR COURT-ORDERED DEBT

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Taking control of your court-ordered debt is done by knowing the type of debt you owe, the amount of debt you owe, and creating plan as to how to repay this debt based on how it will impact on your parole/probation term and employment. In Part III, we will answer the following questions for each type of debt:

    How do I find out how much I owe?
    Restitution
    Court fines & penalties and court administrative fees (generally handled the same way)
    Traffic fines & fees
    How do I pay off or “satisfy” my court-ordered debt?
    Restitution
    Court fines & penalties and court administrative fees (generally handled the same way)
    Traffic fines & fees
    Is there any way to reduce or forgive my court-ordered debt?
    Restitution
    Court fines & penalties and court administrative fees (generally handled the same way)
    Traffic fines & fees
  1. How do I find out how much court-ordered debt I owe?

  2. I haven’t ever received notice that I owe any money for restitution, so I probably don’t, right?

  3. I know how much restitution I owe. Can a court order more restitution after I’ve already been sentenced?

  4. Court fines and penalties and court administrative fees

    1. How do I find out if I have any court fines and fees?

  5. Traffic fines & fees

    1. How do I find out how much I owe in traffic fines?