I was convicted of a felony (3rd degree) a couple of years ago. The very
same act in a number of other states would be a misdemeanor--period. I was
not jailed but put on probation. The conviction has meant an end to my
livelihood. I lost my job, my home, my cars, and my savings account.
I have given up the struggle of living as a felon and have not made a single
payment to the probation office in over a year and I have no desire to do
so. I have not done any community service and I have not paid the imposed
fines. I've failed to report my whereabouts to the probation officer but I
eventually call or stop in and get yelled at a bit and tell them that I've
been living with friends here or there. While on probation, I was arrested
for an unpaid traffic warrant and served time. I'd like to do the same with
community service and all pending fines.
I've asked for jail time in lieu of probation but I'm simply told that I was
given probation and not jail. I've asked to speak to the judge about
getting this over with but he will not see me. I'd really like to negotiate
time in jail and get the probation, community service, and fines done away
with so that I can move on. What can be done to get this over with quickly?
Compliance is not an option. Please advise.