(DESERT SUN) -- COACHELLA, Calif. – When Cesar Garcia pulled the letter out of his mailbox, he immediately recognized the name of the law firm on the envelope – Silver & Wright. Eighteen months ago, they had dragged him to court, called him a criminal, cost him thousands of dollars and made his life hell. What did they want now?
Garcia opened the letter, prepared for the worst, but was still shocked by what he found inside.
The law firm had sent him a bill for $26,000.
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When he protested, the price climbed to $31,000.
“I thought it was a mistake,” Garcia said. “But then they told me no. They said I had to pay.”