Bradley Dawes, 20, of Walkers Close, Forest Town, appeared before magistrates in Mansfield on Tuesday morning to explain why he still hadn’t repaid the debts.
The court heard he owed £1,816 in costs, fines and compensation after convictions for assault in July and September 2015, and for keeping a vehicle without a valid licence in February 2016.
Dawes, who is unemployed, said he could borrow money from his aunties.
Magistrate Susan Holmes told him: “We can send you to prison for 70 days. What we’re going to do is supend that as long as you pay £120 a month.
“If you don’t pay £120 a month then you will go to prison.”