Should I pay Palmer Recovery Attorneys?

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Should I pay Palmer Recovery Attorneys?

I got caught shoplifting 96 worth at Dillard’s. I got arrested, and went through a
pre-trial diversion program since I have never been in trouble with the law.
Everything was completed and it is no longer on my record, nor do I have to go to
court. I have received letters in the mail of increasing amounts of civil demands
from Palmer Recovery Attorneys, the first was 150, and it is now up to 425. If I
do not pay will they actually sue me? Should I pay the amount?

Asked on July 26, 2017 under Criminal Law, Georgia


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You need not pay this demand, especially since all criminal action is behind you.This is merely a civil action. The fact is that they are rarely acted upon, so your chances of being sued are unlikley, possible but unlikely. Therefore, if you want, you can ignore this letter or choose to pay. However, you will more than likley get a second and for an even higher amount). Again, you can ignore it if you choose. Just know that these people are notorious for their threatening and intimidating tactics, so be prepared. If you do decide to pay, just offer a fraction of what they are asking for, as these demands are always much higher than anything that might actually be owed. 

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