I was arrested for shoplifting in NY and received a civil demand from Palmer, Reifler & Associates. I went on this site and saw that almost every lawyer advised to ignore the letter, so I did.
However, now they are calling me every other day from a 1-888 number where an automated message tells me that I have to call them back regarding something about my account. Is this just a typical scare tactic they use, or is it actually something urgent?
In addition, I am annoyed by the number of times they call me. It is literally every other day. Is there a way to stop them, or will they keep doing this forever?
Criminal Defense Attorney
The only way to stop them is to hire a lawyer to write them a letter stating that you are represented by counsel. Once that hapens they can no longer contact you and can only contact your lawyer. I do this for all my clients who get civil demands. Palmer, Reifler & Associates is particlary aggressive so they will likely keep calling.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com. I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
You can have a lawyer write a cease and desist letter. If they violate the letter, then you can sue them.
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