Dallas Issuance of Bad Check Attorney

In Texas, you can be charged with issuance of a bad check if it’s alleged that you’ve written someone a check, and you knew that you didn’t have enough money in your account to cover it.  Unlike the crime of theft by check, which requires that you receive something of value, you can be charged with issuance of a bad check, even if you give someone a check as a gift (keep this in mind, in case grandma writes you a hot check for your birthday… she can be prosecuted!).  Issuance of a bad check is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to

$500.  However, if it’s alleged the bad check was written in payment of child support, it’s charged as a Class B misdemeanor, with a penalty range that includes up to 180 days in the county jail, and up to a $2,000 fine.  The Texas statute which governs issuance of bad check cases (referenced below) provides that a defendant can make restitution, and the means by which he or she may do so.  Curiously, it does not state that a defendant receives any benefit by doing so.  Indeed, you can still be prosecuted, even if you make restitution on the check.

If you’re facing charges for issuance of a bad check, or a warrant has been issued for your arrest on this charge, you should call the criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C. at (214) 494-8990.  Free consultation.  We can post an attorney bond and remove the arrest warrant, and keep you from being arrested on the charge.  We will then vigorously represent you in court.  Our attorneys have vast experience in handling issuance of bad check cases.  Contact one of our lawyers directly using the “Get Legal Help Now!” form, located in the left margin of this web page.  Don’t delay.  We want to help.  Se habla español.

Also, if someone you know is in jail on issuance of bad check charges, call us at (214) 494-8990.  Our Dallas bail bond attorney can not only represent them in court, but also post their bond, and help them get out of jail… FAST!