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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Can I file for bankruptcy for debts not mine then sue for those debts?

My ex committed identity theft in my name, he opened multiple credit cards under my name and charged them to the max. Then he opened multiple phone accounts under my name. Then put a no contact restraining order out on me. I have creditors calling me and telling me I'm responsible for the... Read more »

Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain
answered on Jan 2, 2023

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. There are two issues: 1) a criminal act of forging someone's signature. 2) your liability (if any) to the creditors. For the first file a police report for identify theft. Contact the Attorney General's office for instructions on your rights... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Iwas in prison from 5/2011 thru 8/2015. got out went to work. filed taxes. had a refund of $1,300.00.IRS KEPT REFUND

Said i owed another $4,000 i believe. IRS said i had a fraudulent claim for tax year 2011. Told me i was responsible. Ididnt file a tax return in 2011, i was in prison. Idid what was asked of me in 2016 to prove i was in prison and had a meeting with an official and brought him everything i wss... Read more »

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Nov 8, 2022

This issue can get a little complex. To start off if the IRS is saying you owe taxes, you file a return, and a due a refund, they will keep the refund. If you are a victim of identity theft you need to call the IRS identity theft department directly at 800-908-4490 to resolve the issue. It might... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: How can I find a pro bono lawyer?

I wasn’t sure which box to check for burglary, but I am reaching out for a long time family-friend of mine who is already incarcerated. I believe he was working with a court appointed attorney here in Pima county but she does not keep in contact. He has not heard from her for quite some time, to... Read more »

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Feb 9, 2022

Pro Bono attorneys are public defenders. That's what he has. They aren't private attorneys. As a former deputy public defender I can confidently say they have a huge caseload of hundreds of other cases. They don't have time to "check in" regularly. They're not there to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Identity Theft, Small Claims and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: What are all the things someone can do to a small business that is breaking the law?

I own a delivery company it's a small business I have my LLC. I have contracts in three states and have just gotten one in Washington. I was wanting to know what the small business laws are for my company?

I don't know exactly how to word it but basically if someone does... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 8, 2019

This is a somewhat open-ended question where attorneys could be hesitant to offer guidance; the list could be very broad and exhaustive. You could consult with an Arizona attorney to discuss your needs and budget, and address things that are reasonable and practicable to be concerned with. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: My situation concerns a religious organization who has made it clear that they would like me to be dead before 2020.

The members are very secretive and will almost never communicate any message in plain English. They won't say they're going to kill you but by watching them and adding things up, it's clear that they want to kill me. My problem is that I have no official charge against me, I have... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Apr 19, 2019

Your issue does not appear to be something that could be worked out in a court of law and I do not believe a court order would sway the members you refer to from carrying out the execution order once it is issued. I would recommend you contact the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: How do I find if someone has filed guardianship, POA, or anything else pertaining to me in court

Ex has taken all of my information and done identify theft and opened many accounts in my name. They forged my signature. And tell everyone I’m crazy. There may be a will or trust now

Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters
answered on Jan 21, 2019

You can check here:

Or maybe here:

If there is more I can do to assist, please let me know.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Did my son use my Social Security number illegally? If so, what can happen to him?

He used my Social Security number to get a credit card on an old account that I had forgotten to take him off of as an authorized user. He did NOT lie to the bank about who he was or what he wanted BUT instead of using the account number to get his card he used my Social without my permission. He... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Nov 8, 2015

There aren’t many lawyers answering criminal law questions in Arizona. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool on this site to search for and contact a lawyer. Best to talk to a criminal defense lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: I am a victim of Identity Theft. And there is a warrant out for my arrest. what should I do?
David A Black
David A Black
answered on May 15, 2012

That is a tough question. My advice would be to contact a defense lawyer in your area to see what the facts are about your warrant. Obviously it would be best to quash the warrant. In most cases that would not be too difficult. Alternatively you could have an attorney call your local authorities... Read more »

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