WA Unlawful Issuance of Checks Attorney

Have you been charged with Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts in Washington? Do not face this charge alone!

In Washington, if you are being prosecuted for unlawful issuance of checks or drafts, you could be facing a variety of penalties. Penalties including jail time, a permanent record, and hefty fines. It can be stressful and scary to have criminal charges pending. You need someone on your side to help you navigate the judicial system. Do not let one mistake or blemish on your record effect you for the rest of your life. A charge of unlawful issuance of checks or drafts can affect potential jobs, your current job, or even your ability to rent an apartment. Let Weber Law help you keep your record clean.

Washington Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts Charges and Penalties

What is Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts?

Any person with intent to defraud, make, draw, or deliver to another person any check, or draft, on a bank or other depository for the payment of money, knowing at the time of such drawing, or delivery, that they have insufficient funds, is guilty of unlawful issuance of a bank check. A person who has made unlawful issuance of a check has twenty days to right their wrong before they should be charged.

Unlawful issuance of checks or drafts can be a confusing and difficult charge to fight alone. Let Weber Law navigate it for you. There are sometimes instances where a judge can make discretionary sentences; it is important to have legal counsel that can advocate for you in that instance.

What is the Punishment for Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts?

When the unlawful check’s amount is less than $750.00, it is considered a gross misdemeanor or class C felony. The court shall make the defendant pay restitution, and a fine of up to $1,125.00.

When the unlawful check’s amount is more than $750.00, it is considered a class C felony.

A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.

As the sentence can range so widely, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel that can fight for the lowest sentence possible. It is possible to get a sentence reduction, but it requires good legal counsel.

Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!

Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged.  Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges.  Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.

Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an unlawful issuance of checks or drafts charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.

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How can you fight a charge of Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts, and how can Weber Law help?

If you are being prosecuted for unlawful issuance of checks or drafts in Washington, no matter the circumstances, there are a few ways that Weber Law can fight for you. There are defenses against the crime of unlawful issuance of checks or drafts which include a simple mistake of the information. Weber Law can help lower the charge to a lesser crime, lower your sentence for less jail time, lower your fine amount, or represent you at trial. Do not face these charges alone. Let Weber Law work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as video surveillance, your criminal record, and potential eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law, we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and creating an outcome you can be happy with—an outcome that will allow you to live a life free of a criminal charge. Being convicted of forging a check can have impacts on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law help you navigate the criminal justice system. The court room can be a very intimidating place. Let Weber Law do the work for you. If you or anyone you know are being prosecuted for unlawful issuance of checks or drafts, call Weber Law today for a consultation. 

WA ST § 9A.56.060, Unlawful issuance of checks or drafts
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after

 

A Seattle, Washington Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

Weber Law will aggressively fight for your rights. Contact us today!

We believe that justice is an idea that can triumph only when living people make it so. We are dedicated to justice. We wish to run a business that is at once profitable while allowing us to promote the rights of our fellow community members. We will stand for the poor when they are in need and their cause is just. We will work for any responsible business. We will represent all races, creeds, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, and backgrounds.

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