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If you paid off all bad checks, warrants were issued, but you were never arrested, will there be any records of you writing bad

New Albany, MS |

This occured almost 15 years ago, was never officially arrested, never processed, paid the checks off. Never appeared before a judge, spoke to one on the phone who said to just pay what was owed. Will this incident be on any court document.

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Paying off insufficient funds checks has nothing to do with whether a case is filed or not. A case very well could have been filed and a warrant put in the system and it's just that you've gotten very lucky in the and the warrant has ever been should contact a local criminal lawyer who can check to see if there is are ever has been a warrant in the system for you.

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Thank you for your response. I contacted the justice clerk's office and had the lady pull up my name and social security number in their system. I asked her if there was anything on my record and she stated only an old address from 25 years ago. I then asked her my question and she forwarded my call to a judge. The judge told me that since the restitution had been made by paying off the bad checks that if any warrants had been issued, they were rescinded. I have had several criminal background checks done and they always show a clean record. He told me that 25 years ago, that my behavior was very juvenile, however, he knows that people do make mistakes and can change their lives. I also had the justice clerk pull up a statewide search on her system and it came back clean. Again, I thank you for your response.