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Could you be arrested for your debts?


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In the United States I do not think you can be arrested because of debt. There are actions though that can be taken against you by the companies collecting debts. 

An arrest would only come from fraud, theft, or defying an order issued by the courts. 

So a debt collector can get you into civil court but that is about as far as they can go to collect the money. 

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You can be held accountable for your debts and have your property and belongings seized but you won't be forced to serve time over it. I guess that is a good thing but still, if they take everything you own that has any value, you have to start over and hope what they took was enough.

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