Bankruptcy does not discharge criminal fines and restitution, but gets rid of other debts so you can focus on all your criminal obligations. If you owe criminal fines, penalties, forfeiture, or restitution, bankruptcy does not help you directly with those debts. But bankruptcy can still provide you essential help in paying for essential expenses, including criminal related ones. … Read More
The “automatic stay” immediately stops most collection actions by most creditors when you file bankruptcy. But here are some key exceptions.
Bankruptcy doesn’t write off criminal fines, fees, or restitution. So why think about bankruptcy if you have, or expect to have, such debts?
Bankruptcy can’t write off criminal fines or restitution. But it can help in other crucial ways.
Debts related to alleged criminal behavior generally can’t be written of in bankruptcy. But bankruptcy can often still help.