Illinois has criminalized giving another person a worthless check as payment. Stopping payment on a check for the purpose of committing fraud is also illegal. These offenses may be misdemeanor charges or felony offenses depending on the amount of the check or checks which were passed.
If you are charged with writing bad checks, hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer is the best way to insure a positive outcome and avoid harsh penalties. The authorities seek criminal convictions, large restitution amounts and long prison sentences when they prosecute worthless check cases. It takes aggressive defense strategies and effective advocacy to properly represent you in court.
Contact one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys today at (217) 414-8889 for a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and possible defenses.