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Escape, Refusing to Submit to Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct, DISMISSED x2

This matter originated as a result of a brawl outside of a bar where four separate local police departments responded. The chaotic scene made it very difficult to determine who did what. I successfully negotiated the dismissal of three separate charges of Escape Class D, Refusing to Submit to Arrest Class D, and Disorderly Conduct […]

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Domestic Violence Assault Dismissed

I successfully negotiated the dismissal of my client’s Domestic Violence Assault charge in exchange for a plea of Criminal Mischief. The Criminal Mischief charge will also be dismissed shortly.

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What Else Must I Do to Complete My Case?

After your case is filed, you must complete an approved course in personal finances. This course will take approximately two hours to complete. We can give you a list of organizations that provide approved courses, or you can check the website for the United States Trustee Program office at In a chapter 7 case, […]

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What Must I Do Before Filing Bankruptcy?

You must receive budget and credit counseling from an approved credit counseling agency within 180 days before your bankruptcy case is filed. The agency will review possible options available to you in credit counseling and assist you in reviewing your budget. Different agencies provide the counseling in-person, by telephone, or over the Internet. We can […]

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Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

There is no clear answer to this question. Unfortunately, if you are behind on your bills, your credit may already be bad. Bankruptcy will probably not make things any worse. The fact that you’ve filed a bankruptcy can appear on your credit record for ten years. But since bankruptcy wipes out your old debts, you […]

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