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Bad Checks

New Jersey Bad Checks Criminal Lawyer

Defense Attorney in New Jersey

Being charged with writing a bad check can often times be avoided if we had simply remembered that we didn’t have enough money in our account to cover that check. But when someone intentionally writes a check that they know is not going to clear, you may be facing a “bad check” charge.

According to N.J.S.A. 2C:21-5 writing a bad check carries a fine, and possible jail and probation. The State or municipal prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have issued or passed a check and that you knew you did not have enough funds in the bank to cover the payment. Knowingly writing a bad check is theft and a crime of dishonesty.

Depending on the amount of the check, you may be faced with either a crime or an offense. If the check amount is less than $200 the matter will be handled in a local Municipal Court, however, if the check is for over $200 the matter may be handled in Superior Court in one of the New Jersey counties. The Mark Law Firm and its team has defended persons charged with writing a bad check throughout New Jersey, and are typically in Essex County, Middlesex County, Hudson County, Union County and Somerset County.

The Mark Law Firm represents people who have been charged with check fraud and need through and experienced representation. Contact us now, and let us fight for you.