Fayetteville, TN asked in Civil Rights for Tennessee

Q: Will I get failure to appear and go to jail if I don’t go to court if I received a summons in my civil lawsuit

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: Civil suits usually do not involve incarceration, unless there is a post-judgment asset discovery problem. I recommend you go to Court, if for no other reason than to make sure the judgment reflects a correct amount and all payments. That judgment will be against you for a long time, so deal with it now because you can say nothing later. You might wish to look into the exemption statutes.

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