I received a final notice to pay a shoplifting fine, but I signed a promissory note, what will happen to me next?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I stole merchandise and signed a promissory note. I have to pay back 2400$ worth of damage to the Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen. I've already received numerous letters from them, including a final notice, which was sent to me in April. I was wondering what would happen next, will I be warranted for arrest if I ignore these claims?

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . I've never seen him sue to collect. I advise my clients to ignore him and I write him a letter telling him to stop contacting my client, which he must honor under the ethics rules. Not paying will not lead to criminal charges.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more

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