I got a civil demand letter asking for 300 dollars for items totaling less than 50 dollars not too long ago. I only got a slap on the wrist in court because it was a first offense but I have ti pay court cost which is no problem for me. I called the offices in new york for this civil demand and they said I still need to pay this and I got a deal for paying 100 a month. Do I need to pay this or can I ignore them and only worry about the court cost?
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This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
Take all the paperwork -- court papers and what you received in the mail -- to an attorney in your area and ask for a consultation. It's not easy to tell from your Q who sent the demand letter or why. Was it insurance subrogation? Did you make restitution for the stolen items? These things are usually on timetables, and attorneys are busy and initial consultations are free, so 1+1+1 = 3 here: don't wait, get informed advice on this collections issue that could blow up and take over your life. Your attorney could try negotiating a settlement to the demand, but first you need to find out what the other side really wants.
Attorney Horan is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. The response provided here is informational only, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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