WI Issuance of Worthless Check Charge Defense Attorney in Milwaukee & Waukesha
A Strong Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney To Defend You Against Fraud Charges in WI
The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with issuing a worthless check may be convicted of a misdemeanor if:
- The defendant issued a check.
- At the time the check was issued, the defendant intended that it not be paid.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1468
Wisconsin Statute 943.24 defines issuance of a worthless check crimes as follows:
Whoever issues any check or other order for the payment of not more than $2,500 which, at the time of issuance, he or she intends shall not be paid is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Whoever issues any single check or other order for the payment of more than $2,500 or whoever within a 90-day period issues more than one check or other order amounting in the aggregate to more than $2,500 which, at the time of issuance, the person intends shall not be paid is guilty of a Class I felony.
* Any of the following is prima facie evidence that the person at the time he or she issued the check or other order for the payment of money, intended it should not be paid:
- Proof that, at the time of issuance, the person did not have an account with the drawee; or
- Proof that, at the time of issuance, the person did not have sufficient funds or credit with the drawee and that the person failed within 5 days after receiving written notice of nonpayment or dishonor to pay the check or other order, delivered by regular mail to either the person's last-known address or the address provided on the check or other order; or
- Proof that, when presentment was made within a reasonable time, the person did not have sufficient funds or credit with the drawee and the person failed within 5 days after receiving written notice of nonpayment or dishonor to pay the check or other order, delivered by regular mail to either the person's last-known address or the address provided on the check or other order.
*Free Initial Consultations With Worthless Check Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee or Waukesha, WI
*Flat Fee Agreements and Payment Plans Available
For more information about a Waukesha criminal defense attorney in Milwaukee, or about any of our other legal services available at our Waukesha & Milwaukee criminal law firm, please contact us today!
Click here for information on criminal courts, jails & other resources around Milwaukee, WI.
Issuance of a worthless check in Wisconsin is a crime that can subjects you to serious consequences, depending on the value of the check. It is a crime to write a bad check or fail to make good on a dishonored check within 5 days in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with a theft offense for writing a worthless check, you need experienced representation. The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have represented in various kinds of bad check cases, including issuance of worthless check crimes.
Wisconsin Issuance of a Worthless Check Charges
It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with an IOWC offense in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with issuing a worthless check may be convicted of a felony if:
- The defendant issued a check; and
- At the time the check was issued, the defendant intended that it not be paid; and
- The check was for payment of $2,500 or more, or
- Checks were issued within a 90 day period and totalled $2,500 or more.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1469A & 1469B
Copyright 2012 by Gamino Law Offices, LLC | All rights reserved.
1746 S. Muskego Ave. | Milwaukee, WI 53204 | 414-383-6700
Free Case Evaluation
Please fill out this form, or call us, so that we may assess your case.
414-383-6700 in Milwaukee
262-650-6700 in Waukesha
The use of this form to communicate with the firm does not establish and attorney-client relationship. Do not include confidential information in this form.
DEDICATED TO PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS
414-383-6700 Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY