Passing bad checks ORC § 2913.11
- With purpose to defraud,
- Issuing or transferring a check knowing that it will be dishonored or knowing that a person has ordered or will order stop payment on the check.
Passing bad checks in Ohio can be anywhere from a misdemeanor of the first degree to a felony of the fourth degree. As such, a conviction of passing bad checks can be penalized with a prison term of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of passing bad checks, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.