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I did write the check and it did not clear the bank. So, I am guilty, however, it was not my intent for the check to not clear. How can I plead not guilty?
Thank you, that makes sense. This is my first offense and I have already paid the amount of the returned check and the fee as well as I have taken the "Bad Check Class" recommended by the Hot Check Division of Travis County. What is the punishment that I could be looking at?
And, do you think that I need an attorney to represent me?
So, I can go to the first court date set and plead not guilty and if they do not want to negotiate or their offer is not suitable then how do I let them know that I want to wait and use legal counsel?
Also, is "issuance of bad check" and "theft by check" the same thing? I was under the impression that "theft by check" was different and possibly included jail time?
Typically how much would it cost to hire an attorney to represent me? I would rather not have to hire one, but I also do not want this to drag out.
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