I received two bills from justice court. One case was in 1990 for court costs in traffic citation and the other one is for 1994 attorney fees. I have never received any information until yesterday by mail. I contacted the court and they said that they have a new collection agency who is going back to every case where money is owed. Is there a time frame to be billed for things. I looked up the cases on line and there was a charge off. The 94 offense sent me to prison. Never received any notification about any debt owed.
Unpaid debts do not die; they just may not be completely collectible. Given the age of the debts, it is too late for you to be sued for the debt. However, there is no time limit to attempt to collect a debt through letters and telephone calls; that can go on forever. Unless you file for bankruptcy, the collection agency MAY try to collect from you through phone calls, e-mails or letters until you pay it or die.
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