An accident occured May 2000 & I was found at fault (the vehicle I was driving was uninsured & I did not know that because I had been lied to about that- my own stupid fault). I made payments when I could but have had financial difficulties & could not continue paying A judgement was entered against me & my licence has been suspended.
The legal office collecting the debt does not respond to me, even after getting the lawyer, himself, on the phone, I have been unable to get information. The office does not return my calls or e-mails.
The amount of the debt is about $10,000.
Is there anything I can do to get my licence back? Is there a limit on these types of collections?
Can I get a licence for driving for work purposes?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Contact a vehicle and traffic law attorney in your area or find one here on avvo.com. Good luck with it.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Consult with a local lawyer who handles license suspensions. Let him/her guide you through the process.
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All of the previous answers are good. However, if none of those approaches works for you, you may consider a bankruptcy. The cost of a simple personal bankruptcy is less than $10,000.00, and it resolves not only the judgment you asked about, but other debts as well. This is only a last resort, but it might be worth consideration.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
Hire a local attorney. One avenue not suggested in the others answers is to see if your lawyer can negotiate a settlement for a one time payment. The lawyer should have better luck getting ahold of the debt collector. You may be able to get a substantial discount for a settlement. That would solve the license issue, the debt collection issue and help your credit without resorting to bankruptcy or other payment plans in an attempt reinstate your license.