No, bankruptcy law expressly prohibits the discharge of debts related to legal convictions, so the fees and fines associated with your DUI won’t be cleared in your filing.
However, if you’re able to discharge or reduce other debt payments, you’ll be in a much better position to pay the fines off and have your license reinstated.
There are other strategies you can consider, such as paying off the DUI fines with a credit card.
Having your car back might improve your financial outlook enough that bankruptcy is no longer necessary.
If you continue to struggle with debt, the credit card will ultimately be dischargeable if you wait an appropriate number of months to file.
There are risks associated with this approach, so talking through your options with an attorney is a good policy.
The Queens bankruptcy attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help.
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