In recent years as many people have been unable to pay their bills and have been increasingly filing for bankruptcy, attorneys have been discovering many cases were debt collectors have seriously violated the collection laws. Debt collectors are subject to serious consequences for violations of these laws. An attorney can advise you about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as well as applicable state collection laws. An attorney can also help you in filing both with the debt collector and government agencies in court. If you feel you may have been a victim or have an abusive debt collector, you should definitely speak to your attorney about your legal options. For more information about how to protect your legal rights, contact an attorney in your area today.