Larceny by Check is the crime of bouncing a check. In Massachusetts there are both civil and criminal penalties for larceny by check. You are facing criminal charges if you have received a summons to appear in court for a larceny by check. If you get a summons for a larceny by check charge call me today. I have helped many people charged with larceny crimes often being able to keep their criminal record free of any conviction.
What is Larceny by Check in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts it is a criminal offense to bounce a check if the Assistant District Attorney can prove the follow:
1. The person specifically intended to defraud someone.
2. The person writes a check
3. The person knows that there is not enough money for the check to clear.
4. The check was used to pay for money, property or services.
What is the Penalty For Larceny By Check?
Larceny by check that has been written and bounced for over $250 is a felony in Massachusetts. The penalty for a felony larceny by check in Massachusetts is state prison for not more than 5 years or jail not more than 2 years and not more than a $25,000 fine. A felony conviction also requires submission into the DNA database and a reportable felony conviction.
What is the Misdemeanor Penalty for Larceny by Check?
Larceny by check for a check that has been written and bounced for under $250 is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. The penalty for a misdemeanor larceny by check in Massachusetts is jail for not more than 1 year; or not more than a $300 fine.
Are there any defenses to Larceny by Check?
Yes, there are defense to larceny by check charged. The two most common defense are that there was never an intent to defraud and that person did not know there was not enough money in the account. Provided you can prove either defense the prosecutor cannot get a conviction.
BEST MASSACHUSETTS LARCENY LAWYER
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County. There he handled thousands of criminal prosecutions. Attorney Donovan handled larceny arraignments, pre-trials, bench and jury trial. There that Attorney Patrick Donovan learned how to prosecute and how to defend criminal case. As a Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Donovan has successfully tried many case both to judges and juries. Attorney Donovan has successfully resolved many larceny by check cases and can help you.
Massachusetts Larceny By Check Lawyer
Attorney Donovan offers free consultations. His office is conveniently located in Quincy close to route 93. Attorney Donovan also offers shuttle service to and from home. Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Please call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations.
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Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston, East Boston, Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Rockland, Amherst, Dedham, Norwood, Cambridge, Somerville, Westwood, Needham, Wellesley, Stoughton, Brockton, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Revere, All of Cape Cod. Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover.