Hey, I'm currently facing theft charge (under 500) in Tx. My criminal attorney is working on getting me a Pre trail package and has advised me not to pay restitution to the victim which is Macy's . But I have been getting phone calls from their representing attorney firm lately and sounds like they have maybe filed a lawsuit against me. My attorney assured me there's nothing to worry about, but he also said that he is not expert on that civil part. So I'm worried. I don't want to do anything to jeperodize my case, but yet it sounds like If I don't pay them now I might just got myself into another trouble. HELP Please!!!!!
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Texas
Having a criminal attorney helping with my theft charge but no help on my civil part as wether or not to pay Macy's Civil Claim.
Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'X a Criminal Law litigation attorney here to assist you.If the criminal charges are pending, and restitution is going to be a part of the deal, your attorney is correct that you shouldn't pay anything yet. Also, if you have an attorney, you should inform whoever is contacting you that you are represented by a lawyer. If you have been sued in civil court, you would have been served with a summons and complaint. IF that hasn't happened, it is not likely that you've been sued. Usually, a civil suit isn't filed until the criminal case is completed - because if restitution is made, there may be no need for a civil case.
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