Palm Bay, FL asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Construction Law for Florida

Q: How long do I have to return a customers deposit. I've had a stroke (cause for delay). Is it criminal?

Its been a few months and now the customer has threatened to involve police. Is there a procedure they have to follow that could protect me? I want to return their funds but they no longer respond to me. Not sure if i should Venmo or zelle back their funds.. Should I send their money to them, without a 30 day demand letter from them? Am I In trouble? Can the police arrest me? Want to protect myself what do I do? Since my stroke things have been difficult to keep up with, I need advice? Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, it's not criminal. Send them a check by certified mail.

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