Ultimately, it's up to the judge. In general, I would suggest that the more documentation you have to show the court the reason for your inability to perform the community service the better. That is, a letter from your therapist would be helpful. That being said, usually community service is an alternative to paying fees and court costs. In that case, the court will accept the monetary equivalent in lieu of community service. The exception to this exists where community service was...
I typically write a letter to the attorney representing the creditor on behalf of the debtor. In the letter I state that the debtor has retained me to file for bankruptcy and that it is our intention to file the petition within a certain number of days. The creditor's attorney will typically continue the case for either 30 or 60 days to allow the debtor to file for bankruptcy. Good luck.
The answer depends upon what your criminal record looks like. If this is your first offense, you may be able to have the case dismissed upon your payment of a fine (typically a few hundred dollars). For a first offense, you cannot receive jail time. If you are charged with shoplifting as a second or subsequent offense, the Judge may order that you be placed on probation or even order jail time if your record is lengthy. It is a good idea to consult with a lawyer before going to court.
I'm not sure that I understand your question. I will try to answer you generally. Your credit history and your husband's credit history are completely separate so that any negative activity with respect to your husband's credit cards will not be reflected on your credit history, even though you are married. Where you have a common debt, the mortgage, there would be a consequence to your credit history. I strongly suggest that you contact a local attorney to discuss the specifics of your...
The best approach is to contact your probation officer ahead of time and make a payment toward your arrears. If you are unable to go to court before the scheduled date, I would still recommend checking in with your probation officer and bringing as much money as you can with you on the hearing date. On the hearing date I would recommend requesting court appointed counsel ( assuming you qualify) and asking for a further surrender date. Where money is the only issue it is unlikely that you will...
I agree with Atty. Leary. Although the charges arise out of the same incident, they are different in nature and are being pursued in two separate courts with differing consequences. The short answer to your question is that it does not appear to be double jeopardy in the scenario you have laid out. I strongly suggest that you seek legal counsel from attorneys experienced in the various courts.
Each courthouse handles cases for specific towns. Therefore, your new case may or may not be handled by the same court. The case you went before the court on yesterday will not be affected by the shoplifting case since the shoplifting case occurred beforedhand.
The answer to this question depends upon the specific facts of your case, i.e. how far behind are you on the mortgage, is the bank willing to negotiate or work with you on a modification, etc. I strongly suggest that you contact local bankruptcy counsel to review the specific facts of your case and determine the best strategy. Good luck.
No, the Statement of Financial Affairs only asks for information concerning property that has been repossessed within the past year. In your case, you are outside of the scope of the question and need not include the vehicle on your petition.
Keep in mind that you will need to list any deficiency owed to the vehicle's creditor on Schedule F of your petition.