Per 18 Pa.C.S. § 4105(a)(1), A person commits the offense of Bad Checks if he or she “issues or passes a check or similar sight order for the payment of money, knowing that it will not be honored by the drawee.”

Also per 18 Pa.C.S. §4105(c), the grading of the offense of bad checks depends on either the amount of the check or order and the grading also depends on whether a person has prior offenses within a five-year period, regardless of the amount of the check or order.  The crime of bad checks can be graded as a summary, misdemeanor or felony depending on the particular circumstances.

At Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., we want to prevent small mistakes from having a huge impact on your life. Our attorneys offer aggressive bad check defense. We understand that you may not have meant any harm or you may not have realized what happened. Our goal is to mitigate the damage to your future.

Finding The Best Way To Solve The Problem

Whenever possible, we seek a dismissal upon satisfaction. This occurs when you pay restitution to the injured party in trade for a dismissal of the charges. If this is not a possibility, we are experienced trial attorneys and will fight for your rights. We will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys

(610) 685-8000, or contact us online for a free 30 minute consultation. We can meet with you at one of our offices in Reading and Lebanon, and we will come to you in jail, if necessary.