Are DUI fines included in Chapter 7? 14 Answers as of October 17, 2013

I was arrested for a DUI and have a fine to pay. Could this be included in a Chapter 7?

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Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
Generally fines cannot be discharged in chapter 7.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 10/17/2013
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
No, court fines are not discharged. You do have to list it, but it will survive the bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2013
Law Offices of Linda Rose Fessler | Linda Fessler
No. It cannot be included because it is a criminal penalty.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2013
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
You are required to include all your debt in a Chapter 7 filing, but because this fine is for a criminal penalty, you will not be able to eliminate it by filing Bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 10/15/2013
Portland Bankruptcy Law Group
Portland Bankruptcy Law Group | Christopher J. Kane
No, a court fine is not dischargeable in Chapter 7.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/15/2013
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