Arlington, TX asked in Banking for Arkansas

Q: I had a warrant for my arrest on a hot check. I spent 2 days in the detion center in January this year I went to court

Today and I'm waiting on my disability funds. And the judge wants me back in court in June after I pay the check off its 591.00 dollars. He's talking about sentencing me in June now Wat does that mean. And is this check a misdemeanor or is it a felony

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Although I am not authorized to practice law in Arkansas I am authorized (as are you) to Google "felony bad check in Arkansas" where you will read that "hot" checks in excess of $1,000 are felonies; hot checks totaling over $1,000 if written within 90 days of each other can sometimes (but not always) be prosecuted as felonies. As to what the judge intends to do to you at your sentencing in June, since I am not (yet) omniscient I cannot tell you; however, if you hire an Arkansas criminal lawyer who represents hot check writers, they may have a pretty good idea. Good luck!

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