I have received a court summons for some debt that I haven't been able to pay towards in a few months. Is there any criminal issues with this?
The question, can you go to jail for debt comes up often. This is because, years ago, you could go to debtor's prison for not paying back your debts. This is no longer the case, though. If a creditor threatens to have you arrested or to report you to the police, do not fall for it. Any type of threatening action like this could in fact be something you report. However, it is important that you pay your debts back or your creditors can take legal action against you, including placing liens on your assets and forcing garnishments on your wages.
Traditional unsecured debt is not something you can go to jail for. Other types of debt, though, you can go to jail for including:
You cannot go to jail for not paying most types of debt, but you can suffer consequences. Work with a debt settlement attorney to avoid these costs.