Yes, depending on the amount of these checks the charge could be a felony or misdemeanor
and they are serious. You will be appointed an attorney if you cannot afford one (you will have to prove you cannot afford a private attorney before the court will appoint one to you and to find a private attorney you can use the same sites used by other attorneys, http://www.martindale.com or http://www.lexmundi.com). On your first court date nothing more will happen than you will enter a plea of not guilty. You can likely resolve this matter without a conviction if you pay off the amounts due and your attorney can make this arrangement with the creditors to whom you wrote the checks and your attorney will get an affidavit of non-prosecution for you. Typically, even if the creditors do not dismiss the charges, the attorney will be able to negotiate some deal that will include probation and no jail time against you.
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