Defending Against Passing a Bad Check

If you’ve been accused of passing a bad check in Towson or Baltimore County, Maryland, you may be facing serious criminal charges. At Shepard Law, our award-winning criminal defense attorney has extensive experience defending clients charged with bad check crimes. We understand the complexities of Maryland’s bad check laws and are committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.

Maryland Bad Check Laws

In Maryland, passing a bad check is a criminal offense under Maryland Criminal Law § 8-103. You can be charged with this crime if you:

  • Obtain property or services by passing or issuing a check, knowing that there are insufficient funds to cover the check;
  • Issue a check with the intent to stop payment without the consent of the payee;
  • Pass a check knowing that the account is closed.

The penalties for passing a bad check in Maryland depend on the value of the property or services obtained. If the value is $500 or more, you could face felony charges and up to 15 years in prison. For lesser amounts, you may still face misdemeanor charges and potential jail time.

How Shepard Law Can Help

When you’re facing bad check charges in Towson or Baltimore County, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. At Shepard Law, we have a proven track record of successfully defending clients accused of passing bad checks. Our attorney will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all possible defenses;
negotiate with prosecutors to seek a dismissal or reduction of charges;
aggressively defend your rights in court if necessary;
work to minimize the impact of a bad check charge on your life and future.

We understand that facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s why we offer personalized attention and support throughout the legal process. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome and move forward with your life.

Contact a Bad Check Defense Attorney in Towson, Maryland

If you’ve been charged with passing a bad check in Towson or Baltimore County, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact Shepard Law today to schedule a confidential, free consultation with our award-winning criminal defense attorney. We’re here to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

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