I'm embarrassed, depressed, sad, mad, etc etc.
Let me start from the beginning... Everything was going fine a few months ago (as I thought) - until I received a parking ticket. Time went on and eventually forgot about the parking ticket. I'm sure you know what that means - late fees and court dates. The fees and court dates pass by (some how missed the blue letter in the mail). Then I received a letter that I had a warrant out for my arrest, which I saw in the mail - big red flag. Also, my license was suspended. SO, I went to the courthouse to fill out a defendant form to remove the warrant and just pay any late fees along with the tickets. Ended up paying $500 for the warrant, $70 to reinstate my license, $300+ for the tickets. The list goes on. While all of this mess was going on I've missed my car, insurance, and phone payments. License got suspended AGAIN after a couple weeks apparently because there were more late fees that were looked over by the courthouse representative. Not really my fault, I know... So I was driving home from the courthouse after paying more late fees etc etc (while my license was suspended). It's dark out (about 6:30pm). I'm driving as careful as possible. I notice a car behind me and instantly recognize that it's a police officer. He was on my tail, so I put my blinker on and switched lanes. He then instantly merged to my lane. What do you know? Yep... Pulls me over (with no license). Knowing that my car can soon be repo'd and my insurance is canceled - I tell him I left me insurance with my registration at home because I was dealing with this whole situation. So I asked why I was pulled over... You know what he said? YEP! MY %$#@ing LICENSE PLATE LIGHT WAS OUT!
issed: So here I am with two license suspensions that I'm dealing with and paying $500+ for my attorney to go to court for me and handle the case. This all seems like it happened so fast! Paying all these court fees, costs, tickets, etc etc.. has set me back so far that I didn't even realize it! The bank decides they want to repossess my car because of late payment (either that or they request $1000 by today - No way that's happening). On top of everything - my business as a vendor here has been not so good lately - I'm sure you can see why. Since my customer service and shipping times have been not so good, I've had potential customers turn to other options.
Right now I've dealt with:
- Repo'd car
- Lost insurance
- High phone bill
- Court costs
- Attorney costs
- Tumbling business
Now, what I'm posting here is for advice... Advice to help save my business here and my sponsorship here on Mazda3Forums. I've been on here since 2005 with you guys and would hate to see me banned for a situation that I cannot control. I don't want to sit here and give excuse after excuse. That's what it seems like it has been because just so many things have been happening to me lately.
Where I'm at now:
- No more car payments
- Paying off credit card
- Paying phone bill
- Getting outstanding customers emblems shipped for my business
I think I'm on a good track now since I don't have my car or insurance anymore that I do not have to pay for. The only expense I have at the moment is attorney costs and phone bill. However, my phone bill is high for missing the payments on those too. Anyway, I'm paying the attorney, paying off my credit card.
Any advice or help would be highly appreciated as I'm trying my best to get the business back on the road with good rep. Thanks in advanced to whoever has any helpful information.