My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan. My case was dismissed because the complaining witness failed to show for trial. A few day afterwards I received a show cause from the court (40th District) to show why I shouldn't be held in criminal contempt for not paying the attorney fee. I was not ordered to pay any attorney fees by the judge prior to receiving this notice. I can't afford the fee as I'm not currently employed. Any help is appreciated.