My question involves criminal law for the state of: Utah
Last year, I took a misdemeanor plea in abeyance to avoid a felony jury trial. I was supposed to pay restitution to the "victim". The prosecutor did not have a restitution amount at the sentencing, and they were supposed to let me know. I heard nothing more from them.
Since then - and largely as a result of having to hire an attorney to defend me - I fell behind on my mortgage, the bank tried to foreclose, I had to declare bankruptcy, and was in very real danger of being homeless. I assumed the DA's office would contact me when they had an amount, and when I didn't hear anything further, I assumed they had realized the "victim's" damages were fake. Frankly, I was too consumed wth trying to not be homeless to give the matter any attention.
Tonight, I just got served with a probation violation for not paying the restitution. Even the order doesn't state the amount of the restitution. How the hell am I supposed to pay restitution when they never notified me, and I don't know how much I'm supposed to pay?
What happens now? What should I do? Does this mean there is a warrant out for my arrest?