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. If you get a summons for a criminal charge call today.
Attorney Donovan has helped many people charged with larceny crimes often being able to keep their criminal record free of any conviction.
1) The person wrote, cashed, passed or delivered a check
2) By doing so the person got money, property or services.
3) When the person cashed, passed, or delivered the check they knew they did not have enough money or credit to cover the check.
4) They did so with the intent to defraud the bank or person who got the check.
The penalty for felony passing a bad 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. 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.
Yes, there are defenses to larceny by check charged. The two most common defense is that there was never any 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.
The statute of limitations for a Larceny By Check charge is 6 years.
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Massachusetts Criminal lawyer Patrick Donovan was an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County. As a prosecutor, he handled thousands of criminal prosecutions. Attorney Donovan handled larceny arraignments, pre-trials, bench and jury trials. Working as a prosecutor he learned how to build a case. He now uses that experience to defend cases. As a Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Donovan has successfully tried many cases both to judges and juries. Attorney Donovan has successfully resolved many criminal cases and can help you.
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