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Worthless Check Charge Lawyers Serving St Pete and Clearwater

Are you facing charges involving worthless checks? Florida law is harsh in dealing with individuals accused of attempting to commit fraud or deceive others by issuing bad checks. Fortunately, a Pinellas County criminal defense attorney at Finebloom & Haenel may be able to help you.

Intentionally and willfully issuing a worthless check or stopping payment on a check may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the value of the check. If you are convicted, you may face up to 5 years in state prison if the check was valued at $150 or more and up to 60 days in county jail if the check was worth less than $150. If the victim decides to file a civil lawsuit against you, you may face penalties of up to three times the value of the check.

A person who has been issued a worthless check has the option to send a formal notice requesting payment. If the person accused of writing the bad check does not pay the check amount in full, plus fees, within 7 days, he or she may face a civil and/or criminal lawsuit.

Clearwater Worthless Check Lawyer

If you would like to find out more about how a defense lawyer can represent you in the face of your worthless check charges, please take a moment to contact our firm. We represent clients throughout all of Pinellas County from our Clearwater law offices (Satellite Office). We also offer a free initial case evaluation to help you get started. With our backgrounds as former prosecutors and public defenders, our attorneys have what it takes to provide experienced legal guidance in the face of your worthless check charges.

Contact Finebloom & Haenel today to discuss your case with a skilled Clearwater criminal defense attorney.

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