The Check Enforcement Program is designed to allow bad check writers an opportunity to resolve their bad check crime and avoid a possible criminal record. The Program provides a win/win situation for everyone involved, including the person who wrote the bad check.
If a bad check writer elects to ignore this opportunity, they face possible prosecution and the real possibility of fines, court costs and even jail time.
The State's Attorney wants people to understand their office considers check crime a serious matter.
The size of the check is not a deterrent. Even small checks are subject to prosecution if the check writer refuses to make restitution and complete the requirements of the Check Enforcement Program.