Texas man faces jail for owing over $43,000 in child support.

January 11, 2021

Amadeo Trevino appears in 27th Circuit Court via Zoom video conferencing.

Texas man faces jail for owing over $43,000 in child support.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 56-year-old Austin, Texas man faces a jail term if he doesn’t pay back the $43,386 he owes in back child support.

Amadeo Daniel Trevino appeared in Oceana’s 27th Circuit Court  for a pretrial hearing with his attorney Ryan Good via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19. The state attorney general’s office is handling the prosecution because it is a state matter.

Prosecutor Emanuel Awuta-Coker with the Michigan AG Office said if Trevino can lessen his arrearages to $37,000 by the time he is sentenced March 8, he will receive a delayed sentence for 11 months. If he can lessen the amount owed to $22,000 during the 11-month period, he can plead to a reduced felony charge of attempted failure to pay child support. If Trevino pays it all off in 11 months, he can plead to a misdemeanor.

The amount accrued over a time period on April 2009 to February 2015 in the City of Hart, said Judge Robert D. Springstead. Trevino pleaded guilty Monday to failure to pay child support, which is a four-year felony.

Trevino said he was supposed to be making monthly $895 payments.

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