Understanding Passing Bad Checks
Passing a bad check typically involves writing one on an account with insufficient funds or a closed account. The severity of this offense can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the circumstances and the check’s value.
The state faces hurdles in proving two crucial elements: the mental state of the check writer and the recipient’s ability to identify them. Bank records fluctuate, offering a defense concerning the accused’s mental state. For instance, if a spouse writes a significant check from a joint account without informing the accused.
Bad check cases often surface months after the incident, usually written in large retail or food service stores. Identifying the check writer becomes challenging due to the time that has lapsed since the brief interaction.
Legal Defense Approach
While some attorneys might opt for a probation deal, at Boehmer Law, our lawyers challenge the state to prove both mental state and identification. We aim to avoid plea deals unless absolutely necessary. Leveraging our extensive trial experience proves beneficial in effectively defending our clients.
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If you’re facing allegations related to passing bad checks, seeking legal counsel is crucial. Contact Boehmer Law today to protect your rights and explore your legal options. Call us at 636-549-8300 or fill out this simple form to schedule your free consultation visit.