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What kind of penalties am I facing?

I have received a summons for a bad check. I have since paid the check and the complaining witness said she would drop the charges but she didn’t and I have to face the judge on Monday. Do I need a lawyer and what kind of trouble am I in?

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

John Ducey / Law Offices of John G. Ducey,PC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You may want to get an attorrney.  The charges you face carry up to 6 months in jail.  While it is doubtful you would get any jail a conviction would give you a criminal record which may make it diifcult for you in a lot of ways in the future.

If the charge is not in Ocean County, where I prosecute you can call to discuss further.

John Ducey

732-458-5600


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