My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: California
I have a medical bill that is too high for me to pay. The person in charge of following up on my billing told me that I will be reported to collections soon because I cannot pay. She told me that once I am reported to collections that I do face criminal prosecution and possible jail time. My question is, what is the exact law on this? How much time may I have to spend in jail to pay off the debt and can I request solitary confinement to shorten the sentence? Will this be a misdemeanor which won't stay on my record or a felony that will?