settling old tickets

by Matthew
(Denver, CO)

Is there a way to settle old tickets (mine are in Texas and I live in Colorado and can't get a license because of them) through a lawyer or debt consolidation?

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Mar 05, 2012
settling old tickets
by: Debtcollectionanswers

You can try to settle the old tickets yourself. You do not need help. However, there is no guarantee that the municipality to whom you owe the money will be open to settlement.

If you want to explore this option, I recommend you call the municipality, let it know that you want to clear up your debt but that you cannot afford to pay the full amount that you owe. Find out if it would be open to letting you settle the debt. If it says yes, it will probably want you to make a settlement offer. A good strategy is to offer to pay less than you can actually afford to pay so that if the creditor says you need to pay more you will be able to offer something higher. If you reach an agreement, get the terms of the agreement in writing before you pay any money. You will probably have to pay the amount of the settlement in one lump sum.

If the municipality won't agree to settle, perhaps it will let you pay what you owe over time in installments. Again, do not make any payments until you have the terms of your agreement in writing.

If you decide that you need help exploring these options, contact a consumer law attorney in your area who helps consumers resolve their debt problems.

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