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Question by  kwhitaker (21)

Can I write a letter to the judge about my collections case?

I live in California.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

I would not advise it. If the other side finds out they might file a complaint against you claiming you are trying to manupilate the judge into ruling in your favor. It's better to gather all the information you can so when you get to present your case you will be ready to answer all questions.


Answer by  Joe2009 (113)

All states allow a litigant to write the judge letters directly about anything regarding their case. However, keep in mind that any letter furnished to a judge must also be provided to the opposing party in your case, or else your letter is considered ex-parte and may be disregarded.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You can write a letter. You should submit it way in advance of the hearing. Detail your circumstances while sticking to the facts. The judge will not read a messy, incoherent letter that's full of errors, so take care. Appear before the judge as requested, too.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You can always write to a judge. However, if a judgment has been adjudicated, you need to either contact the company and see if they will make an arrangement for you, or you need to appeal through the court. If your case has not been decided, the judge may review.

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