Bad check charges commonly arise when a person writes a check on an account which either doesn't belong to them, they know has insufficient funds at the time they write the check and anticipates another person depositing it, or an account they owned at one point in time but is no longer active at the time the check is written or cashed. These types of charges can run from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the amount the check is written for and the circumstances. A prosecutor can charge you with a felony for a check written for a small amount of money if there are multiple checks written from the same account or under the same circumstances as other checks. This is called a continuing course of conduct.
Most of these cases can be handled by paying the restitution for the amount allegedly owed. However, Attorney Travis Strobach will determine the strength of the state's case by filing discovery motions and requests to access the prosecution's evidence and case against you for review, before he recommends he negotiate a deal for you or take the case to trial. Travis Strobach has been able to negotiate several of these cases with prosecutors in several counties for an appropriate restitution amount and a dismissal of charges. Call for your free consolation today (314) 651-9360