The economic crisis has caused employers to decrease salaries, eliminate bonuses, reduce benefits, and cut jobs. In turn, many people are struggling to make ends meet. This has led to a dramatic decrease in income for many North Carolinians, causing some to write bad checks without even knowing it or doing it purposely with the best of intentions of only "floating" the check long enough to reach the next payday.
If you have been charged with writing fraudulent or bad checks, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. These charges, while seemingly minor in nature, are taken very seriously. The district attorney's office seeks arrest warrants for individuals charged with forging or writing bad checks; if you just pay the fees and accept any fines you could end up with a criminal record that could forever affect your ability to pursue educational opportunities, seek employment and find housing. An experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sparrow Law Firm can help. The firm has over 10 years of experience vigorously defending clients — we are ready to help you through this difficult time and protect your constitutional rights in the meantime.
Even good people can write bad checks, sometimes without having the slightest idea they are doing anything wrong. Do not simply plead guilty, thinking that a bad check is a "petty" crime. With one of our attorneys at your side, you can fight the allegations. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your unique situation.
Years of Criminal Defense Experience, Countless Clients Served
Before founding the Sparrow Law Firm, attorney Michelle Sparrow was an assistant district attorney for eight years. She has a clear understanding of the criminal justice system, as well a first-hand perspective of how the other side works. We combine our legal experience with a hands-on approach. We strive to devote whatever time, knowledge and resources necessary to get the best possible result for you under the circumstances.
We are committed to proactively protecting your rights. As a first step, we will negotiate with the district attorneys office to have your arrest warrant recalled as soon as possible. We also make a concerted effort to understand your specific situation, learning how your family has been affected by the poor economy, how an accounting error may have resulted in your inadvertently passing a bad check or any possible motivations that may underlie the allegations against you.
We are committed to painting a personal picture of you and your family to the prosecution and to the court. We will accurately portray your unique situation, all the while fighting hard to have the charges dismissed or reduced. It may even be possible that one of our attorneys can appear on your behalf to face the judge, so you might, under certain circumstances, not even need to come to court.
Contact Me for Experienced Representation
We are well-prepared to put my experience to work for you and you. Contact Sparrow Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.