Uttering & Publishing and Checking Account Crimes Are Serious Offenses and Experienced Legal Representation is Mandatory
Uttering & publishing and checking account crimes account for billions of dollars lost to businesses, governments and consumers. Businesses, banks and governments have to rely on accurate records of financial transactions and if there is a problem then the entire recording system gets thrown off. In Michigan, these crimes are generally felony offenses. These offenses can also be charged under Federal law when the offense involved a bank or credit union and used electronic media, such as a computer, to accomplish the offense. These offenses are serious and you need the help of experienced legal counsel to assist you.
Uttering & Publishing
In Michigan, uttering and publishing occurs when a person falsely makes or alters a document with the intent to defraud another person. This is a felony offense with a maximum possible prison sentence of 14 years.
Check Crimes, Insufficient Funds or No Account Checks
A person who writes a check and knows there is not enough money in that account to cover the check has written a insufficient funds check (known as NSF) or writes a check knowing that the account is was written on is closed or bogus can face prosecution in Michigan. The offense of writing a no account check is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 years in prison. An NSF check can be charged as a felony is the amount of the check was $500 or more or the person had 2 prior NSF convictions regardless of the amount of those prior checks.
Some prosecutor’s offices will allow for time to make the NSF check good by paying the amount of money owed to the person the check was written to prior to the filing of criminal charges. People will sometimes make honest mistakes with their checkbooks and should not be criminal prosecuted for them. So as to not waste the prosecutor’s offices time and resources prosecuting the people that make the honest mistakes, there is often a procedure to follow if you are the victim of this type of offense that must be done prior to a criminal charge being filed. A call to your local prosecutor’s office will determine if this type of program is used in its office.
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The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are sensitive to people charged with uttering & publishing and checking account crimes because they are often based on unfortunate circumstances or financial problems. The firm’s attorneys have decades of experience helping people charged with criminal offenses. We have a reputation for success and will do everything in our power to be certain that your rights are protected and you are given the best legal representation possible. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. offers the team approach for the representation of its clients. Its attorneys believe that clients benefit from the joint experience of all the lawyers in the firm. If you have any questions, please call us at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our attorneys will contact you.
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