I posted bond in the amount of $250.00 the check was for $140.00. I did not fraudulently write this check but I have no proof on anything. What should I expect in Court
You may want to consider hiring an attorney. However, given the low amount for this charge, there are many things the County Attorney could do, including diversion in exchange for restitution (paying off the check); a plea of guilty, and in exchange for paying off the check, a conditionally discharged sentence of jail, which means keep your nose clean for a certain amount of time, and you do not have to serve jail; jail; and dismissal of the charges if proof that this was not you is offered. If you are innocent, however, and you wish to fight the charges, a criminal defense attorney is likely the best bet.
You should consult with a Louisville attorney. First, I think that 15 years ago theft under $500.00 was a misdemeanor, and if they just now charged you then the statute of limitations had ran. However if they charged you earlier and you had a warrant all this time, then you should get a lawyer and proceed like any other check fraud case, enter a plea of not-guilty, get an attorney.
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