Credit card debt can really weigh a strain on your life, your marriage, and your health. Filing for protection under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code can help get your life back together. Sometimes a debt settlement plan is appropriate rather than a bankruptcy. However, there is the potential for income tax liability if a settlement is completed.
In Amador v. State, the Texas Criminal Appeals Court heard a case where the appellant pled guilty to indecent exposure and was sentenced to 120 days confinement. Subsequently, the State indicted him for two counts of the third degree felony of indecency with a child by exposure. The trial court rejected his pretrial writ that asserted double jeopardy and the court of appeals appealed.