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I've talked to 2 just answer lawyers that told me that the case was to old and there was nothing to worry about. To bring you up to speed, i received a call from a collection agency about a check that was written back in 2006. I don't know if it's valid or not. They are trying to charge me with theif by conversion. The issue is 11 years old and ga has a 4 year statue of limitations. Just answer said they couldn't come after me with a civil suit either because of the age.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?

Ga

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I received a call from Atlanta municipal court asking about this case this morning. He said they will move forward with the warrant and he would let them know that I plan on fighting this.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Filed or report.. I'm not sure about that

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The statute of limitations on debt for residents of the State of Georgia, is, as you know, four (4) years. In Georgia, this refers to most debt collection, checks, etc...Therefore, this debt is time barred.Additionally, it is illegal to threaten to have someone arrested for an unpaid debt. If this threat came from a law firm then you can file a complaint with the Georgia State Bar. Also, file a complaint with the state attorney general for the illegal collection practice.
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