My client had purchased a vehicle from a small auto dealer and signed a contract to make monthly payments. After the purchase she fell on hard times with money and even worse got into a wreck, which totaled the car.
She was taken to the hospital and didn’t have the money to even get the car out of the impound lot. She was forced to move and her numbers that she listed on the contract had been disconnected. The dealership took out a criminal warrant versus a civil warrant probably to help locate her, and it wouldn’t cost them attorney’s fees because the prosecutor would become their free attorney who would recover any restitution.
Negotiations broke down with the prosecutor as they refused to drop the case and transfer it to a small claims civil court. After the state finished with their case, I moved for a directed verdict, as the state had not met the burden. Judge quickly granted my motion and the charges were dropped against my client.