Failure to pay a fine occurs when a person does not pay a court-ordered fine by the specified due date. The fine may be punishment for a criminal conviction or may be because of a traffic violation. Regardless of what the fine was for and what the amount was, failing to pay a fine is still a violation of Florida law. You may face harsh penalties if you do not pay a fine by the due date and do not contact the court to request an extension.
By contacting a skilled criminal defense attorney, you may be able to avoid the consequences of your failure to pay your court-ordered fine. Your attorney may be able to negotiate and discuss your case with a judge, explain your situation, and help you avoid further penalties. Without the help of a lawyer experienced in defending cases involving a failure to pay a fine, you could be left trying to explain a situation to a judge who does not want to hear what you have to say and who has heard the same excuse hundreds of times before.
If you did not pay your court-ordered fine in Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County or the surrounding areas, the lawyers at Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. may be able to help. Our lawyers offer a free consultation to review your situation and help you determine what can be done about it. With the representation of one of our aggressive and talented criminal defense attorneys, your outlook on your case and the end result of your case will be much improved.