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If a debtor owes for traffic tickets are they dischargeable

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If a debtor owes for traffic tickets are they dischargeable in a chapter 7 BK?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  HCLegal replied 5 years ago.

HCLegal :

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HCLegal :

11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(7) provides that “a discharge under section 727, 1141, 1228(a), or

1328(b) of this title does not discharge an individual from any debt – to the extent such debt is

for a fine, penalty, or forfeiture payable to and for the benefit of a governmental unit, and is not

compensation for actual pecuniary loss, other than a tax penalty.” Accordingly, in a Chapter 7

bankruptcy case, the answer is straight forward – the traffic tickets are non-dischargeable.

HCLegal :

So, no traffic tickets are not dischargable in a chapter 7 bankruptcy.

HCLegal :

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