Penalties for Issuing Worthless Checks

Penalties for Issuing Worthless Checks

Some have found themselves in the unfortunate position of not having enough money in their checking account to be able to write a check for groceries, rent or other household items. While it may seem relatively harmless to write a check without having the funds currently available in your account, it is actually a criminal offense in the state of Florida.

Penalties for Writing Worthless Checks

If you write a check valued at less than $150 you could be charged with a 1st degree misdemeanor. Penalties for this type of crime include up to 12 months in jail and fines up to $1,000.

If the check you write is valued at more than $150 you could be charged with a 3rd degree felony offense and face penalties including up to 5 years in state prison and fines up to $5,000.

In addition, a record of your arrest, the charges filed against you and any conviction you may receive will all go on your permanent criminal record.

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