A flaw in the Dominican legal system
GUILTY TILL PROVEN INNOCENT! When living here (and especially if doing business here) then beware that anyone can go to a lawyer and sue you for any obscene amount of money and I.e. Bring you to criminal court for things you haven’t done, or other false accusations! The local court alguacil never screen any documents a lawyer requests to have served on you (to check if the case is worthy for documents to be served, or to check if the case is only worthy of a fiscal meeting). No instead they happily take money for their services of serving people, after which they often use underhanded methods of serving you. Methods can be having a “pretend car breakdown” right in front of your property, after which they yell out for someone’s attention at the property, then throwing the documents under the fence and taking off in their car before anyone can find out who they were. Once this process starts, then you will find yourself spending money on lawyers, translators, petrol, phone calls, finding witnesses, time invested preparing defence strategies, lawyer meeting, stress, sleepless nights etc…
Solution: Live here at very high risk, win back your freedom + counter sue for millions, or get the heck out of the country!
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