DUI and DWI cases are some of the more common criminal offenses. People who have the bad luck to become involved in drunk driving cases quickly find out that these cases carry with them a significant financial burden. And at the conclusion of the case, it often happens that there are fines, restitution, or other forms of court-ordered payment that need to be made. Can these debts be discharged in a bankruptcy filing?
The answers are complex, and provide a good example of the intersection between criminal defense and bankruptcy. At Phillips & Thomas LLC, we practice in both of these areas and are experienced in dealing with the nuances of bankruptcy and drunk driving cases.