Is debts problem a criminal offences?
It is if you owe Council tax, or Customs and Excise.
No debts are a civil matter however people get sent to prison for none payment of Fines & Council Tax.For debts people are took to county court they cannot put anyone in prison.
not as such but depends, if you bought something and at the time knew full well you was not going to pay for it then yes.
you can not beclassed as a criminal or get a record just because you can not afford the payments of something
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In the UK it is not an offence to be in debt..A creditor can pursue it through the courts but all the courts will say is that they have a right to get their money back within the law but that is all the courts will do other than to register the court action,You CANNOT go to jail for debts..Go to the CAB for more detailed information..
no they are not...
Only if you don't pay them. If you can pay a little at least then I think it's O.K. and they won't prosecute.
About 150 years ago you could be put in prison for being in debt, but fortunately we live in more enlightened times. You can be taken through the civil courts by the company you owe money to, but they would much rather negotiate with you, as it is cheaper.
You submitted a question with many possibilities. If you are writing checks knowing that you have no money in your account, you can be arrested for theft.
If you don't report and pay taxes on income received, you lied and can be arrested for fraud.
And the list can go on, so yes, it is a crime and a criminal act in SOME cases.
Not usually but in some cases they can be. What gave rise to the debts and how you attempt to solve the problem might make it criminal. Since you didn't give us any idea of what your problem is, it is really impossible to answer your question.
It just all depends on how much debt you are in and if you are being sent letters for unpaid bills that are really high. It can become a criminal offence if your debts are really out of control, like owning property and not paying taxes on it and that kind of thing. If they are just small credit card debts, it's better to just pay them and and stay in good terms so you always have them in case of emergency.
Go to The Consumer Credit Counselling Service. They give free help and advice and are really friendly. You can find them at www.cccs.co.uk or call 0800 138 1111 8am-8pm Mon - Fri. They are a registered charity and won't charge you for their services unlike most debt relief companies! They can answer any question you might have. Good luck x
It is an offence to obtain property by deception -- i.e. to represent that you have the money to pay for the goods you have ordered and then make off without paying.
It is an offence to write a cheque in payment for something knowing that you do not have the funds to cover it.
Certain types of non payment (e.g. Council Tax, child maintenance) can lead to prosecution in the Magistrates' Court.
If you owe the court money, then you can be summoned to appear before the Means Court and you may well be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for wilful default.
If somebody obtains a civil judgment against you, then you may well be the subject of a distraint procedure, when your property can be forcibly seized.
If you default on a loan, then the property with which it was bought (e.g. a house) can be taken from you in foreclosure proceedings.
no, but it will be if you dont pay it!
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