Can I file court cost and fines from a criminal case in bankruptcy? 10 Answers as of April 08, 2013

I have criminal cases in which I owe for worthless checks can this be files in a bankruptcy?

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The Law Office of M Grater LLC
The Law Office of M Grater LLC | Mark O. Grater
Generally these are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 4/8/2013
Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law
Philip R. Boardman, Attorney at Law | Phil Boardman
You have to list them, but they will not be discharged.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 4/8/2013
Debt Relief Law Center | Roger J. Bus
Probably not pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 523- fines and penalties imposed in a criminal case cannot be Discharged in Chapter 7.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/8/2013
Moffa & Bonacquisti, P.A.
Moffa & Bonacquisti, P.A. | John A. Moffa
There are some exceptions to dischargeability.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/8/2013
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
No, they get listed but they are not dischargeable.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/7/2013
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.
    Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A. | Diane L. Drain
    If you file for bankruptcy you must include all of your debts and assets. Government fines and penalties are not dischargeable. Please understand that filing for bankruptcy is a very complicated process. It is wise to talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney before deciding to take this important step.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 4/7/2013
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    Although you can & should include these debts in a bankruptcy, the creditors will be entitled to file a motion to ask that these debts be determined to be ineligible to be eliminated in bankrutpcy. Even if they don't do so, the terms of your conviction may require you to pay these debts or serve your full sentence.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 4/7/2013
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    No.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/7/2013
    Weber & Phillips, P.A.
    Weber & Phillips, P.A. | John G. Phillips
    As a general matter, criminal fines and related Court costs are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 4/7/2013
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