Worthless Checks Attorney in Tampa & Bad Checks Criminal Defense Lawyer
Pursuant to Florida Statute 832.05 states that It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to draw, make, utter, issue, or deliver to another any check, draft, or other written order on any bank or depository, or to use a debit card, for the payment of money or its equivalent, knowing at the time of the drawing, making, uttering, issuing, or delivering such check or draft, or at the time of using such debit card, that the maker or drawer thereof has not sufficient funds on deposit in or credit with such bank or depository with which to pay the same on presentation.
A first time worthless check charge involving a check less than $150 is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail, twelve months of probation, fines and court costs, and may include special conditions of probation. If the check is over $150 the charge is elevated to a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in state prison.
If you fail to appear for a worthless check charge, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest and will suspend your driver's license.
Have you been charged with writing worthless checks in Tampa Bay? A criminal defense lawyer from The Lawler Firm can help.
Worthless check cases can be defended in many ways depending on the particular circumstances of your case. In some cases, a bank error may have created the problem, in others, the person receiving the check may have had knowledge that there were insufficient funds. There are also potential diversion programs that could result in the charges being completely dismissed. . A Tampa Bay worthless check defense attorney can discuss your options based on the facts of your case.
If you have been charged with writing worthless checks, call The Lawler Firm now for a free no obligation consultation. You will speak to your actual worthless check criminal defense attorney who will meet with you, even on evenings and weekends. Call Now (813) 431-4470!