Can a collection agency try to have me arrested over a debt collection?
You cannot be arrested for not paying a debt collector. Collections agencies do not have the legal authority to issue arrest warrants. Nevertheless, if a collector has obtained a judgment against you and you ignore an order to appear in court, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. You should never ignore a court order. If you get a court order to appear, you should go to court and provide any required information. You may want to consult with an attorney to help you with your court appearance.