I did some labor for an individual a few times and he paid me with, what he said was his company's checking account. Now I have felony warrants for cashing these checks. I was unaware that he wasn't the owner of this company or wasn't even an employee of it either.
You are facing time in the state penitentiary and thousands of dollars in fines. You should hire the best criminal defense attorney available in the county where the warrant was issued. It will be expensive, but unless your criminal history is already ruined from previous offenses, your life as you know it depends on it.
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Looks as if you have a solid defense; I sure hope you have the name and other information from the person that gave you the check. If you performed labor that you can prove, such as house remodeling, that would help your cause. As Kiele says, best to hire a good lawyer in Harris County. Good luck to you.
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Based on what you've put here, it sounds like the State would have a lot of difficulty proving knowledge on your part that the check was forged or in any way improper. Get yourself a good criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Then make arrangements to make bond. Good luck!
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