I did not know about it and this is the first time I have been contacted about the issue. I paid the check off but I still have to go to court. The check is from 2011
Bring proof that you paid the check and that will probably resolve the issue.
You may want to post this question in the field of criminal defenses, not debt collection. Settling a civil matter may or may not influence criminal prosecution. Hope this perspective helps!
You may wish to chat with the prosecuting attorney to determine what he's looking to do. It may be that you can get it resolved without even going to court. Yes, of course, bring proof of payment, and be prepared to explain why the failure to pay was in error, and not deliberate.
I'm not your attorney; my answer includes assumptions. If you want me to be your attorney, I'm easy to find.