Negotiating Worthless Instruments

Negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, often referred to as check fraud, is a serious crime under Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-9-13.1. This offense involves writing, issuing, or passing a check while knowing there are insufficient funds to cover the amount. This is also known as a bounced check. If you’re faced with such charges, it’s crucial to seek legal representation immediately. The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., with over 25 years of experience as a Birmingham Alabama Negotiating worthless instrument defense attorney.

Understanding the Consequences

The penalties for violating Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-9-13.1 can be severe. Conviction may result in imprisonment, hefty fines, or both, depending on the amount of the worthless check. It’s not just about the immediate punishment – a conviction can also leave a permanent record that might affect your future prospects.

Given the severity of the potential penalties, it’s essential to have an experienced attorney on your side. At The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., we have been dealing with cases like these for a quarter of a century. We understand the nuances of the law and how to build a solid defense strategy.

Examples of Defenses

One common defense to a worthless negotiable instrument charge is a lack of knowledge. This means that the accused did not know the check was worthless at the time they issued or passed it. Another defense might be based on the premise that the accused had a reasonable expectation of sufficient funds in the account within a reasonable time. This is essentially saying that you did not know the check would bounce.

Other defenses can be based on procedural errors, such as if the prosecution fails to provide sufficient evidence, or the accused’s rights were violated during the arrest or investigation. It’s important to work with a legal professional experienced in this field to identify the best possible defense.

Have You Been Charged with Negotiating a Worthless Negotiable Instrument?

If you’ve been charged with negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, it’s crucial not to take these accusations lightly. The potential consequences are severe, and you need to act swiftly to defend yourself.

Retaining an experienced attorney is your best line of defense. The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., has a proven track record and a reputation for providing comprehensive and effective representation, always living up to our motto: “Reasonable Doubt for a Reasonable Price”.

In such challenging times, you need an attorney who can provide guidance, reassurance, and a thorough understanding of the law. You need to know your rights and understand your options – this is where we come in.

It’s crucial to remember that a charge is not a conviction. With the right defense and legal representation, it’s possible to challenge the accusations, seek a reduced sentence, or even get the charges dismissed entirely.

If you or someone you know is facing charges relating to a worthless negotiable instrument, don’t wait. Contact The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., with over 25 years of experience as a Birmingham Alabama Negotiating worthless instrument defense lawyer.. You can reach us at (205) 823-7233, or visit our Contact page on the firm website to schedule a consultation.

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