Hot Check Prosecution Problems

Though most people have an intuitive awareness that they should not write checks for amounts that will not be covered by the funds available in their accounts, the financial demands of real life sometimes lead someone to unintentionally write a bad check. There are severe penalties for writing hot checks, including fines and jail time, in addition to the fees that may be due the party to whom the original check was written. So even though you may have forgotten about an automatic draft that was set to come out of your account and did not intend any harm, you may find yourself in a very difficult legal position.

There is no reason to gamble unnecessarily with your freedom. If you have been arrested and charged with offenses pertaining to the passing of a bad check, then you may wish to consult with a skilled and experienced attorney who can represent you in the matter. Contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss the facts of your case.

Potential Aids to Your Defense

In Texas, hot checks are taken very seriously. You really must do all that you can to avoid engaging in any intentional or unintentional violation of the statutes that have been enacted. There are some specific circumstances that can tremendously complicate the prosecutionís efforts and which may work in your favor. Some of these include:

  • Out-of-state checks
  • Out-of-state residency
  • Two-party checks
  • Post-dated checks
  • Payroll checks
  • Checks that were presented without ID
  • Checks not presented to the bank within 30 days

Contact Us

Whatever the circumstances that led you here, our firm can help to identify the strongest defense in your hot check case. Contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950.


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