Can a bankruptcy eliminate a bench warrant from 2015? 6 Answers as of July 17, 2017

I wasn't aware of a bench warrant issued in February 2015 for a hospital bill.

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GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
No. But filing will help to get the issue resolved. Meet with an experienced BK lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 7/17/2017
OlsenDaines | Rex Daines
It sounds like you were sued for a hospital bill and then the hospital got an order from the court ordering you to attend a "judgment debtor's exam" and you did not attend. If that is the case, then the answer is YES, since a bankruptcy will eliminate that debt it will also eliminate the bench warrant. You need to provide the bankruptcy case number to both the hospital and to the county court so both parties know to remove the bench warrant.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 7/17/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Bankruptcy does not eliminate a debt for criminal fines or actions. See 11 USC sec 523 for details. If bankruptcy did eliminate criminal warrants, I guarantee you a lot more criminal defense lawyers would also be practicing bankruptcy law.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/17/2017
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
It can eliminate the debt. You will have to deal with the court for failing to appear, but that is separate from the debt.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/17/2017
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
No.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/16/2017
    CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW
    CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW | Carl C Silver
    No. The bench warrant is usually issued because you ignored a judge's subpoena to appear and testify as to your assets. However if you file bankruptcy the creditor will cancel the bench warrant.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/16/2017
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