I received a check in the mail but the check was cancelled I cashed the check anyway at a local liquor store. The check was 950.00 dollars. Now I am charged with thief by deception.
Regardless of the penalty, you need to get a private criminal defense attorney to represent you in the criminal case.
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Theft by deception is a Class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property,
service, or the amount of the check or sight order referred to in subsection (6) or (7)
of this section is:
(a) Five hundred dollars ($500) or more but less than ten thousand dollars
($10,000), in which case it is a Class D felony;
You will have a felony charge. You need counsel and you need to stop posting admissions online. Only talk to your counsel.
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