I'm being sued for breach of contract for nonpayment of credit card bill. Would i face legal problems if I don't respond? as in fine or jail? I am unemployed and on welfare
2 Answers from Attorneys
Depends what you mean by "legal problems". No -- you will not go to jail. If you don't respond, the credit card company will get a default jugment against you (basically, they will win the lawsuit) and then try to enforce the judgment against you.
You won't face a fine or jail time; however, if you don't respond within the 30 days period, the plaintiff will obtain a default judgment and will probably get a judgment against you for what is sought by the complaint.