How much am I going to pay for an 11 year old $4 bad check?

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How much am I going to pay for an 11 year old $4 bad check?

I got pulled over today. The cop didn’t think I was wearing my seatbelt, however I was, and he didn’t give me a ticket that. He did run my license and found that I had a bad check charge. He actually handcuffed me and was going to arrest me. The deputy came and told me if I took care of it by going up to the clerk’s office then he’d let me go. I want to take care of it and I want to know the cost of the fees and everything I going to have to pay? This is the only thing on my record at all.

Asked on February 19, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Alabama

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were pulled over by law enforcement and a $4 bad check charge that is 11 years old was discovered by law enforcement, I suggest that you simply go to the county clerk's office and see what you can do to have it paid off in full. Most likely the charge is an infraction.

I have no idea what any assessed fees could be for the $4 bad check fee. However, given the cost of an attorney verus what the cost would be to get this $4 check fee cleared, I suggest that you try and resolve it on your own first and if matters become somewhat complicated you consult with an attorney that handles consumer debt matters.


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