Thank you for your question.
This is considered check forgery in Kansas. Forgery is committed when you make, alter, deliver, or even possess any written document or “instrument” in a way to make it seem as if it has made by another person and you do so with intent to defraud (gain financial benefit). This offense can apply to forged checks, credit cards
, or any financial or legal document.A level 8 nonperon felony conviction for a person with no priors will yield a sentence of 7 to 9 months and a possible fine of up to $100,000. Sentences could run concurrently (one sentence is served for all convictions at the same time) or consecutively (each sentence is served individually, one after the other) as the judge wants. The sentence could be shorter than 7 months or longer than 9 months, up to 18 months but this requires a departure finding. The crime is presumtive probation for a person with no criminal history. The judge usually follows this presumption but does not have to.
The statutes also provide that a person convicted will be charged the lesser of the forged instrument or $500. In this case, that would be per check.
This is what the statute says, so while there is a presumption that a person with no record should be given probation, a judge can deviate from that and give a person jail/prison time. You yourself cannot decide to drop the charges - only a prosecutor could do that, and should they feel that there is enough evidence for a conviction without your cooperation, they could still prosecute your daughter.
As the victim, if your daughter were convicted, you would be allowed to be heard as to punishment, and your wishes will be considered by the judge (though they are not bound by them). Alternatively, your daughter's lawyer may try to reach a plea to reduce the charge(s) and/or penalties against her, and the prosecutor may ask you in that case whether you would agree to plea terms they are thinking of offering.