I am being sued for an old credit card for less than $1000 in Adams county, CO. I am a single mother whose only income is child support. I own a home with my mother. Can they take my home? I am currently looking for a job but have not had any luck...
Go to your summons date and Judge Kirby or Honorable Judge Romano will give you a fair shake. You'll have to file an answer or ask the creditor for a stipulation for judgment, if you know you owe it, and maybe a discount. The most expensive thing you can do is not show up and get a default judgment. Get there early. Hang in there!See question
How long does the district Attorney have to return a blood test after a charge? How long can they continue to continue a case waiting on evidence? Is there a point where we can ask for the case to be dismissed?
Hopefully the blood kit got lost in the mail! And they test it in Boulder so you might want to get the blood retested and look at the reasons for the delay. If you are in Junction then maybe subpoena the blood tech to testify. You've got options, but your case might need some muscle.
BUT you gave blood so hopefully they are only looking for alcohol in it. Grab your discovery from the DA. Remember cops get paid to arrest people. The DAs get paid to prosecute. And you should have a defense attorney who wears boots like a man. I'd make them an offer they can't refuse. Do not make any statements to the ADA on your case about the facts of what happened. It's THEIR job to prove you guilty, not your job to prove that you didn't do it.See question
I blew a .083 but also received a dur
Fight them on it! Good job on going breath test! I only give blood playing hockey. DUI can be very serious and expensive. .083 BAC means you have to get tough with the prosecutor and FIGHT. The goal would be to get it dismissed or a non-DUI plea, like a wet reckless. Even if you can't hire an attorney, do some consults and shop around. Remember that you have the DUE PROCESS right to hear the evidence against you; never take a plea without viewing your discovery. Nothing is more expensive and stressful than representing yourself. Hang in there.See question
I attended wyotech Laramie, wy in 2012 to 2013 which was owned by Corinthian colleges at the time. Corinthian lied about after schooling employment rates to raise prices. The career center also told future students that the would assist in finding...
Attorney Matthew Berkus nailed it in his answer, but if it went through the federal government then you are stuck paying like the rest of us. You have the right to request documentation on your loans so start there with anyone trying to collect or on your credit. If no one is collecting, and calling then maybe let sleeping dogs lie. Hopefully the account was sold or transferred and you can "buy it out" from a creditor, but watch out because they'll hit you with a 1099 next January for what they write off. I know, brutal. Be aggressive here, but if its Sallie Mae, you'll probably pay, eventuallySee question
Wife's wages were being garnished. I reached a settlement agreement with creditor for 11,000. Weekly garnishment continued. Creditor received full 11,000 payment of agreement by check from my bank within the agreement time frame. Creditor has now ...
Yes, but put them to task in the County Court they sued you in. Draft a clearly worded letter to the law firm of your accounting and demand they stop. Then get to the Colorado Supreme Court Law Library and check out the blue Colorado practice series. They have law librarians all over that place. Then maybe meet with some debtor attorneys, if that law firm is a bottom-dweller. It is your money that they should have to prove you owe. Document all your payments. Send the letter certified mail with green return receipt. Have fun with it. Or hire someone to settle it.See question
I haven't paid the security deposit or rent for June. My boyfriend and I were to move into the apartment, but we have split up and I won't be able to afford the apartment on my own.
Read the lease you signed, but you might want to approach the landlord this week and see if he can rent it to someone else or list that sucker on Craigslist and hope someone will take over the lease for you. And if that doesn't work, then try crying, but they probably can sue you later, so be proactive like you are being. Hang in there!See question
I recently moved back in with my mother and her husband after being gone for 12 years. Because I just had a baby and wanted to be with my mother.but also I was in a bad situation and needed help. But her husband and I have never got along he is co...
Totally, unless you are on the title to the home or have a lease. It may not be right, but sadly the owners can and do these things without regard to the law all the time. With his issues and you having a kid, it may be time to move on, but you'd be somewhere else if you had somewhere to go right? So these situations are always tricky and emotional. There are some great Women's resources out there and that search begins at a local library. I'm serious. Get safe and they might even help you find housing, a job and daycare. Its best to leave before anyone has to involve the police. Do your best. Hang in there and do not lose hope. But start packing if you can.See question
Hi. I currently owe the federal government $15,000 - wondering if the government can take my GI Bill funds to cover this debt?
They could take it and send you an offset letter, but usually those government or child support offsets will eat up your Colorado (or whatever state is on your truck's plates) tax refund and your Federal tax refund. Hopefully, you just get a check sent to your school, but don't they reimburse you after you submit grades or something.? I know my last Fort Carsoner had issues because he got deployed, but that was easy to resolve. Protect that money when you get it and spend it on schooling and rent, before the devil knows your dead. Good luck. It really matters what you owe the debt on, but you might be okay here. You did the dance, so now they should let you go to school. Thank you for your service.See question
First DUI to ever be charged with in my life. Allegedly .135 BAC, will have completed 20 hours alcohol treatment hours prior to court date, and working on completing at many community service hours as possible before pre-trial conference if possib...
Maybe. You will want to sit down with an attorney on this one and talk it out. If you can't afford an attorney, then then public defenders office may be able to help, but get in touch this week. If you think that you can prove involuntary intoxication then of course, but sometimes its a question of if you accepted what happened yet. I'm a lawyer, not your uncle to lecture you, but you've taken a strong first step and started completing your requirements ahead of time. You have a few options, but just make sure to dress nice, get there early, and hope the DA says there was a procedural flaw and the case is dismissed. A plea will be offered and you'll have a chance to consider that as well. Keep fighting. And obviously no partying now, its just not worth it. The facts that you describe might help in the plea to something lesser, but .135 is still in that GREY area. Hang in there.See question
I signed promissory notes for an "In-House Collections" school tuition loan and a "Private Institutional " school tuition loan. The debt was included in my chapter 7 bankruptcy. Now I'm being told the debt must be paid and can not be discharged in...
Maybe. If these are Navient or Sallie Mae then no way, but if it is in some dark pool then lets see some paperwork. They might also be violating your discharge but they probably danced around that one. It depends on how aggressive you want to get. Both CU and DU have law libraries and the Federal Court is right next to where you just had your 341. Colorado Supreme Court Law Library is an awesome resource. Free legal research; its like finding gold. Document it up for whomever you meet with but everyone here would probably say they should handle these types of bankruptcy cases. You might even have a little fun with it. Why not fight them? If you lose, then you just pay what owe anyway, and if you win then you are a baller. Let's all keep trying to get more of these loans to become dischargeable, and really give people are fresh start. Document it up. Fight or if its like $500 then just pay it off. Good luck!See question