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How to Handle Theft by Check Charge in San Antonio - Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC

Theft by Check

“Theft by Check” is what a Texas citizen is charged with when he or she writes a check for an item, but there are insufficient funds in the checking account to cover the item. The criminal case begins as follows. A person receives a check and turns it into the bank, but the check bounces. The person who is notified by the bank that the check they were given bounced will then have a choice of whether to report it as a crime. If the person who got the bounced check does report the check, the writer of the check will be charged with “Theft by Check” and a warrant will go on the local relevant computers for your arrest. If you write several checks that bounce in a certain given period of time, you can get a new criminal charge for each bouncing check. Theft of check can happen, and often does happen, without any intent on the part of the person that wrote the check. Many people do not keep close tabs on the infamous checking account, and merely write a check without knowing that he or she is in fact stealing the item with a check that will soon bounce.
What to do When You are Charged With Theft By Check

When you are charged with theft by check, you should call a San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney. The attorney will be able to help you come up with a strategy to keep all of your bounced checks from being filed as individual criminal cases. Your attorney can help you figure out whether you can get the case dismissed, or other fast ways to resolution. Your attorney will also be able to tell you how to fix your now dented criminal record. If you know you have bounced a check, but have not yet been formally charged with a crime, it is a good idea to call a lawyer and make sure the issue is fixed before it is formally charged, or before you are arrested for an outstanding warrant. The Cook & Cook Law Firm, LLC takes calls 24/7 and has handled countless theft by check cases. CALL (210) 271-2800 for immediately legal assistance.