New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer Discusses Bad Check Scenarios
I think the receiver of the check is making certain assumptions that the check is no good based on communications with the bank. This is as opposed to simply tendering the check to the bank or contacting the person who wrote the check prior to tendering the check to the bank to make sure that there are no impediments to the deposit of the check.
When Will You Know a Bad Check Issue Is Being Addressed by the Court?
There are a couple different scenarios that may occur. One may be where they simply get a notice in the mail from the court that there’s a probable cause here and pending. The notice will indicate when the case will occur. That could be the most nerve wracking one of all because at that point, there’s the possibility of a case pending in the court. That can make somebody very uncomfortable. That’s usually when I get the call to explain the process at that point.
Is Self-Representation a Viable Option?
Depending of course on the level of understanding of the law, it could be okay, depending on the facts of the case. As an experienced New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer, I would never recommend anybody representing themselves in any court if they’re not comfortable doing it, especially on a criminal charge. It’s certainly common that people go to court on their own traffic cases.
It Is Always Advisable to Consult to with an Attorney because the Average Layperson Is Unaware of the Potential Consequences of a Criminal Charge
As an experienced New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer, I do a lot of traffic cases, so there are many people that are uncomfortable representing themselves in the traffic context, and that’s fine too. But when I think you’re talking about a criminal charge, you’re hard pressed to have the understanding of the process and the potential penalties to represent yourself in cases like that. You should at least seek out a consultation with an experienced New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer.
The Amount of the Bad Check Determines the Penalties; for a Check Less Than $500, the Penalty Entails a $1000 Fine and Six Months in Jail
Depending on the level of theft we’re talking about, at the municipal level a check under $500, we are talking about a potential penalty of at least $1,000 and up to six months in jail. Even at the local municipal level, we’re talking about a very severe potential penalty. Obviously, that would go up if it were to be a fourth, third, second, or first degree crime.
While Research on the Internet Can Be Helpful, the Sheer Volume if Information May Confuse the Average Layperson
As a New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer, I think that people are surprised when dealing with issues like this of the potential penalties. I do think that the Internet has the ability to provide accurate information with regard to this. I also find that the Internet can be quite confusing, and mostly, overwhelming.
If you or a loved one has been charged with check fraud, contact New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer Carl Spector to defend your case. With over 28 years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, Attorney Spector will fight to protect your future and ensure the best possible outcome.