they spent a night in jail and the court gave them released papers,they paid a fine and had been told that the case is closed but yesterday they received letter from a law company from the store that they have to pay additional 500$ each and we are foreign citizens so we are living on a vacation tomorrow and we are living usa in one week. what should we do?what can happen next?
I agree with Mr. Piccolo. They must sue you and win. Requesting payment does not obligate you to make this payment. Time and resources are needed to sue you and for this amount that is a headache not to mention that once they receive a judgement assuming they do there is still the problem of collecting and that is another quagmire. Good luck and if this proves to be the best answer please say so.
Attorney's on AVVO generally recommend the civil fine/penalty not be paid.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
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