A local contractor issued two checks to a vendor for services rendered. Not realizing he had erred in balancing his account, the checks were returned for insufficient funds. He was unable to pay his debt and the State filed 2 counts of Felony Worthless Checks, punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.
RESULT: At a pre-trial hearing, the Defense Attorney presented the Prosecutor with a copy of 2 cashier checks payable to the original party, even though making the restitution did not constitute a defense to the charges. The Defense Attorney was able to convince the State to drop the 2 criminal charges against our Client and DISMISSED the case.