The court often times imposes fines, community service and other obligations as a condition to accepting a lesser plea to a criminal charge. If you’re having difficulty with any of these requirements the biggest mistake that is made by many clients is to panic if unable to meet one or more of the court imposed obligations. If you’re in a position where you cannot pay a fine, or you have been unable to complete your community service it is extremely important to have an attorney who will be able to handle the problem before it gets out of control. An attorney who will keep you abreast of your obligations before they become a problem is one of the most important aspects of practicing law. Make sure you hire an attorney who will discuss the court imposed obligations with you right after the agreement is made and keep you apprised of what you must do before a problem arises. The worst thing you can do is to be afraid of the court and not address your problem before the time to act has expired. It is very rare for a court to punish a person charged with a crime who has been unable to complete payment or other obligations on time if the person asks the court for more time before the obligations time period has expired. This office will stay on top of the time limits involved and always keeps the client informed of when the due dates are and reminds the clients they must either meet these obligations or request additional time.