Many people wire worthless checks. If a person writes a bad check knowingly, then he or she could face civil or criminal charges. In some cases, even the third party who signs and passes the worthless check onto another is charged. Many people write checks knowing they have non-sufficient funds. Late fees and other penalties occur if the check is not paid.

People may write bad checks to pay bills or to get groceries or gas. In some instances, a person might really need something like medicine and purposely write a bad check to get it. This happens every day in every state. It is always against the law to write a check to a business with no intentions of paying for the merchandise that you are getting. If you have done this, you should talk to a lawyer for legal guidance.

Attorney Umansky represented a client charged with Felony Worthless Check from a Publix in Orange County Florida. The alleged offense took place more than twelve years ago. Attorney Umansky filed a motion to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction because the State of Florida had waited more than the three year statute of limitations to prosecute the client. Attorney Umansky was successful in getting the prosecutor to dismiss the felony charge!

The misdemeanor charge is up to $300.00 or six months in jail. The felony charges are up to $1,000 in fines or up to five years in prison. Orlando, Florida has strict laws on all fraud related matters.


Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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