Sunday, September 6, 2015

Arrested for failing to pay a debt?

I've talked to a number of people lately who have been arrested in connection with an alleged debt.  In one case, the client was sued by her former lawyers, for failing to reimburse them for a filing fee.  Even though it appeared that they knew she had moved, the law firm had her served with a motion for a bench warrant at her old address.  That case has been resolved to the client's satisfaction.

In another case, a taxpayer was charged with the crime of failing to file a tax return by a city in Ohio.  She didn't actually owe any taxes (she worked, but had taxes taken out of her check by her employer).  Even after she paid the $25.00 late fee, she was still arrested, apparently for failing to pay court costs and for failing to appear at trial.  This case is still under investigation.

If you have been arrested in connection with an alleged debt (other than child support or spousal support -- I don't handle those matters), feel free to contact me for a no-cost consultation.  In appropriate cases, clients don't have to pay my fees out of pocket.

Greg Reichenbach, Attorney at Law
PO Box 256
Bluffton OH 45817
Phone: (419) 529-8300
Twitter: @gsreichenbach