Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in California

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

Asked on 8/14/09, 4:49 pm

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.

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Answered on 8/14/09, 4:58 pm
Roy Hoffman Law Offices of Roy A. Hoffman

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.

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Answered on 8/14/09, 4:59 pm


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