Question by  calinda (22)

What are my rights when dealing with a citation collection agency?

The ticket was issued in error.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The issue of the ticket should have been resolved before it was sent to collections. At this point, you would do well to seek legal assistance.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You need to contact who gave you a ticket and straighten it up. The police can write a letter to the agency and they will stop the collection on it.


Answer by  Tomg (129)

You have the legal right to dispute any actions taken against you. I suggest you have all information to dispute the claim when you appear.


Answer by  tschu (417)

Your rights regarding the collections process vary by where the ticket was issued. In most areas, though you need to file an appeal on the ticket. Once an appeal has been filed you will recieve a court date to try to get released from liabilty of the ticket.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If the citation is wrong, have the issuer issue a correction. Then make sure they give both you and the agency notice that the debt is incorrect.


Answer by  tml (538)

First, you don't have to deal with the collection agency at all. Second, they are not allowed to harass you after-hours, pretend to be law enforcement, or threaten you physically.

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