Los Angeles Worthless Checks Lawyer
Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting Bad Check Theft Crimes
A worthless check or bad check is defined as one that at the time of its issuance it was intentionally:
- Written knowing that the funds were not available to cover the check and failure to make payment after five days of receiving a nonpayment notice.
- Written from a financial institution where the writer does not have an account.
Worthless check writing is considered a white collar and theft crime. There are many instances where writing a check that doesn't clear is not an intentional attempt to defraud, but merely a misunderstanding or lack of organization in keeping proper records. Defending yourself against this type of charge is important for your reputation as well as your credit worthiness with banking institutions.
If you are being charged with writing a worthless check you should know you have legal options that must be examined and confronted quickly. A worthless checks charge can turn into a criminal conviction of a misdemeanor or felony with fines and jail time based on the amount the checks were written for. It is important to have a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney evaluate the circumstances surrounding the writing of the checks that didn't clear in order to properly present a strong defense on your behalf.
Facing criminal charges in Los Angeles?
Although it may not seem important to seek legal representation for writing a check that didn't clear, it will surprise you to find that you might possibly face felony charges if the charges against you are not handled appropriately. Don't risk your financial future and freedom because of a simple misunderstanding that could be easily handled with the help of our knowledgeable attorneys from Cron, Israels and Stark. Call us today for a free initial consultation; you'll be glad you did.