MIAMI WORTHLESS CHECKS ATTORNEY

Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Florida has established laws to prevent and prosecute the distribution of bad checks. It is a criminal offense to issue, create or distribute a check or any other written money order for payment when at the time the issuer knows there are no adequate funds to cover the payment but issues them anyway. These laws not only apply to paper checks but they also apply to debit cards. Any offense which involves a bad check may be serious especially when the intended victim of the offense is the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Revenue or any other government agency. It is illegal as well to cease payment on a check with the intent to defraud the person or entity to which it was issued.

The following are the penalties for Worthless Checks under Florida law:

Misdemeanor

  • Issuing a worthless check for less than $150 is a 1st degree misdemeanor with fines up to $1,000 plus court costs and up to 1 year in county jail.

 Felony

  • Issuing a worthless check for $150 or more is a 3rd degree felony with fines up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in state prison.

The issuer can also face civil charges. If convicted in civil court he/she may encounter paying up to three times the amount of the check in addition to attorney fees and additional costs.

Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your worthless check charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.