Bankruptcy does not write off criminal fines or restitution. But it can help by writing off other debts so you can pay crucial expenses.
The automatic stay immediately stops most collection actions when you file bankruptcy. But it doesn't stop a "criminal action or proceeding."
The "automatic stay" immediately stops most collection actions by most creditors when you file bankruptcy. But here are some key exceptions.
Bankruptcy can't discharge--permanently write off--criminal debts, but it can still help in indirect but potentially game-changing ways.
Almost all attempts by creditors to collect debts are immediately stopped when you file bankruptcy. But here are some special exceptions.
Bankruptcy can allow you to focus on your criminal defense costs and debts, as well as potentially avoid other expenses and obligations.