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Atlanta Bad Check or Deposit Account Fraud Lawyer

Enduring financial stress is difficult, particularly when the situation has continued for an extended period of time. The pressure of mounting bills can lead to making poor decisions. Deposit account fraud transpires when an individual makes a payment to an institution while knowing that the payment will not be honored.

This is generally referred to as “writing a bad check.” If you or a loved one are being charged with deposit account fraud, Wallack Law can help. We understand that economic times can be difficult and sympathize with those who may have made errors attempting to provide for themselves or their families. Don’t let deposit account fraud charges jeopardize your future. Speak with our experienced Atlanta criminal defense attorney from Wallack Law today.

Why Choose Wallack Law?

  • When choosing an attorney, experience is of the utmost importance. Sandy Wallack has been successfully fighting for his clients for over 25 years and his results speak for themselves.
  • Wallack Law has pioneered many innovative strategies to achieve positive outcomes in cases of bad check writing, and is committed to providing ongoing, personalized attention.
  • Wallack Law was founded by a dedicated, talented attorney whose main passion is aggressively protecting your constitutional rights.

What is Deposit Account Fraud or Writing a Bad Check?

According to Georgia State Statutes, a person commits the offense of deposit account fraud when he or she makes, draws, utters, executes or delivers a check or other instrument for payment from a bank or other type of depository knowing it cannot be fulfilled or honored. In order to be convicted of deposit account fraud the prosecution must demonstrate that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Penalties for Deposit Account Fraud

The penalties for deposit account fraud will be determined by the following factors:

  • Prior convictions for deposit account fraud or similar crimes
  • The amount involved
  • The nature of the deposit account fraud, including what type of institution

According to Georgia State Statute the following penalties may be applied based on the value of the check:

  • If the instrument involved has a value of more than $100 but less than $300, it will be treated as a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $1000 or a jail time of up to 12 months, or both.
  • If the instrument is for an amount not less than $300 nor more than $499.99, the convicted shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
  • If the instrument has a value of $500 or more, a person convicted shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment of up to 3 years, or both.

Contact Us Today

Deposit account fraud charges can be successfully defended but require that you act quickly to retain experienced legal counsel. At Wallack Law, we will look into the facts in the case to create a strategy for your defense. Possible defenses can include lack of knowledge of insufficient funds and not obtaining any benefit from the exchange of the instrument. Contact Wallack Law today if you are facing deposit account fraud charges in Atlanta. We offer a free initial consultation.