Really a question for your bankruptcy counsel. He may be able to help you in the debt settlement instead. Whether you can put him on hold and then re-up his services later, if your debt settlement fails is really dependent on your contract with him. Talk to him. You've stated that you did a short sale and a deed in lieu, those are usually exclusive of each other- so this tells me there are certainly several issues you should figure out before moving forward on your own with the debt settlement.
Sit down with a local attorney to look at your judgment and sentence- you may have to pay him or her for that hour or so, but it will be worth it. There are many attorneys in Citrus- Hernando-Pasco that are capable. Feel free to call my office and set something up as well.
Best of luck.
I hope you didn't file a chapter 13 bankruptcy without the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. If you did use an attorney, stop reading now and contact your attorney to discuss immediately.
Many times when people hold their debts with the same institutions of their assets, they contractually agree to set off their debts with the money in their checking accounts. Even if this is the case, the bank may be violating the bankruptcy code by collecting the debt in that manner....
First, do not post any more about the arrest on this public forum. You bring up some decent points to attempt to negotiate a reduction in your charge. I prosecuted DUI in West Pasco County and now defend them. You need to hire an attorney to go through the arrest report and discovery, then negotiate. This is a case where hiring private counsel can help you. Feel free to call my office for more information if you'd like.
Best of luck,
You should be fine. It just sounds like you have a trespass warning to that store. You can always check the clerk website in the county where the store was located to see if your name comes up in a creiminal case search. It is unlikely that any charges will be filed by the State Attorney's Office.
Yes, the HOA can and will eventually try to foreclose on your home. I recommend you work with them to come current as soon as possible, before the costs goes up with added attorney fees. I offer free consultations to discuss your situation. good luck.
You have the ultimate right to represent yourself in a court of law. I recommend you hire an attorney though. An attorney can look at the facts of the case and advise you on how to proceed. (Motion to Dismiss/ Pre trial intervention/ reduction to a disorderly conduct charge, etc.) the decision you make in this case can affect you for the rest of your life because it is a crime of dishonesty. I practice in brooksville and am available for a free consultation.