In a tough economy, more and more people are finding they are financially strapped and incapable of paying their bills. Unfortunately, good people may turn to unlawful measures of writing bad checks — intentionally or unintentionally. Due to the increase in bad checks being passed throughout Missouri, prosecutors are increasingly pursuing misdemeanor and felony charges against account holders for writing bad checks (checks backed by insufficient funds).

Writing bad checks can mean much more than nominal overdraft fees. Depending on the amount of the check, you could face misdemeanor or felony criminal charges. Protect your rights. Call 636-642-1024 or toll free 888-814-563 for a free consultation with an experienced St. Charles, Missouri, bad checks defense lawyer.

Aggressive St. Charles and St. Louis Bounced Check Defense Lawyer

Did you have a bounced check in St. Louis, St. Charles, O’Fallon or surrounding area? Whether the act was a matter of a simple mistake or an error in judgment, it is important to act quickly to avoid significant fines and to protect your freedom. Unless the full amount of the check, plus proper fees, is repaid, you could face misdemeanor or felony criminal charges:

  • Misdemeanor offense of passing a bad check: Passing bad checks involving amounts less than $500 is considered a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, you could face up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Felony offense of passing a bad check: Passing a bad check involving amounts over $500 is considered a Class C felony. If convicted, you could face up to seven years in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Criminal defense attorney Christopher Boedefeld has the experience you need to fight the charges. In addition to providing honest advice regarding the charges against you, he provides realistic options for moving forward with your defense strategy.

Don't Let a Mistake Result in a Criminal Record. Fight Bad Check Charges.


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