Can I go to jail for not doing community service?

If you fail or refuse to attend community service and/ or programs as directed without a reasonable excuse, you could be returned to court. This may result in your order being cancelled altogether and you may have to serve the remainder of your sentence in prison or you may be re-sentenced and receive a new penalty.

How can I get out of doing community service?

Generally, you have the option of buying out your community service hours unless the Court specifically prohibited it at the time of sentencing. Talk to your probation officer about the buy-out.

Can I get an extension on community service?

Call the court. In some courts, you get at least one automatic extension for completing your community service. However, each court is different, and you won’t know what you should do unless you call the court or the District Attorney’s Office. Some District Attorneys have a Community Service Program Office.

Can I fake community service hours?

It’s not just unethical and, in some cases, a violation of court orders that leads to additional charges – it’s stupid to fake community service hours. Are there ever consequences for faking community service for the courts? Yes. Often, it’s a felony charge from the court and a revocation of probation.

How do you ask a judge for an extension?

Ask for an extension in person, by phone or in writing before the due date. (See contact info on the Traffic Courthouse locations page.) The Clerk can only give you one extension (“continuance”). And you can’t ask for more than 30 days past the due date.

How many hours a day is community service?

Yes, it would be the average work day 8 hours. If a lunch break is in that then it would be 7 hours. It also may depend on the agency which you are working for as their work day could be shorter, but probably not longer.