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WORTHLESS CHECKS

Bradley M. Collins P.A. - Worthless Checks, Check Fraud Attorney in Miami

In Florida, it is a criminal offense to knowingly give another person a worthless check as payment for goods or some service rendered. The same applies to stopping payment on a check for the purpose of committing fraud. These offenses may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the value of the check written. 

Penalties for Worthless Checks in Florida:

Specific penalties which may be imposed upon a conviction for issuing a bad check or for stopping payment on a check in Florida:

Issuing a worthless check, valued at less than $150 - first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

Issuing a worthless check or stopping payment on a check for the purpose of committing fraud, valued at $150 or more - third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

We put over 25 years of experience behind defending your Worthless Check case.

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