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Bad Check Charges in New Jersey

If you got arrested or are facing charges for Bad Checks in New Jersey, it is important to hire a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer to protect you every step of the way.

You may have written a check from one of your many bank accounts and soon discover that that check had no funds.

Should you be convicted of a crime for an honest mistake?
Should you get a criminal conviction that stays on your record for years?

As Bad Check Defense Lawyers in New Jersey, we don’t believe that you should suffer for an honest mistake.
Yet, unless we get involved an explain your special situation, you will be treated like a criminal. 

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We have fought many Bad Check cases and have either won the case outright or got the charges reduced. To win any Bad Check case, the government needs to prove that you had the “intention” to defraud “the victim” when you wrote the check.

If you are being investigated for this crime, it is important that you call us before speaking to the police. In trying to explain your reason for writing the Bad Check, you may provide the government with the evidence they need to convict you. 

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Unlike other White-Collar crimes, Bad Check crimes often involve “service contracts” gone bad. These cases involve situations where a homeowner hires a plumber or electrician to perform a “service contract”. The plumber does the work and gets paid with a check.

The homeowner wrote a “Bad Check” by mistake. He never realized that the account was overdrawn. Now the plumber is upset and instead of trying to work things out, he files a “Criminal Complaint” for a Bad Check or Theft of Services.
You are a homeowner with a clean record and now you’re facing criminal charges. These situations play out daily in New Jersey and we are here to protect you.

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NJ's Law regarding Bad Checks?

According to New Jersey Law, cashing a bad check means a person tries to pass a check knowing that there isn’t enough money in the account to cover the amount of the check. A person can be said to have known about the lack of funds if the account was closed prior to the check or if the person who wrote the check doesn’t fix the overdrawn balance of the account within 10 days after receiving notice.

Can I be charged for trying to cash a Bad Check?

A criminal conviction for cashing a Bad Check tells the world that you are a dishonest person. Employers will not hire you and many schools will turn you away. 

When you hire us, you hire our extensive experience as experienced Bad Checks Lawyer. These cases are fact-sensitive. This means that a single fact may make all the difference in the world between keeping your record clean and having a conviction on your record.

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Penalties for Bad Checks Under New Jersey Criminal Laws?

If the amount of the check was less than $200 it is a disorderly person’s offense which can result in up to six months jail, a fine of up to $1,000, restitution in the amount of the bad check(s), community service and/or probation.

If the amount of the bad check was between $200 and $999 it is a fourth degree charge which could result in up to 18 months in prison.

If the amount of the bad check was between $1,000 and $74,999 it is a third degree charge which could result in up to 5 years in prison.

If the amount of the bad check was $75,000 or more it is a second degree charge which could result in up to 10 years in prison.
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