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Sure. Hot checks are notoriously persecuted by most district attorneys and county attorneys. Basically, the amount of the check determines the severity of the case. Often, hot checks writers have more than one check outstanding. What they do is they take you the accumulative amount of the checks, or they take one or two checks, and then file it. Hot checks are theft. My advice to individuals are, initially, they will receive a letter from the district attorney’s office or the county attorney’s office saying that they have these checks there and you need to pay them before we take criminal action. If there’s any way possible to work a deal to get these checks paid off, so the case is not filed against you, that’s what I’d recommend that you do. If by chance you can’t swing that, you can’t pay them all, then the next best thing is go get yourself a lawyer real quick because what the attorney can do is he can make arrangements to bond out of jail once you’re arrested. He can make arrangements to delay the case long enough, so you could pay the checks off. Often, I’ve been able to have cases delayed to the point where my clients had been able to pay the checks off, and then have the cases dismissed, so there would be no conviction or probation on their record which would mean that at a later date, you can come in and do an expunction of the charge.

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I would recommend contacting an attorney immediately. The detective is not your friend. He’s not there to help you. He’s not there to prove that you are innocent. He’s there for one purpose, which is to do an investigation of a criminal case and you can to make his job a lot easier if he is able obtain a confession from you. Anytime you’re contacted by law enforcement, talk to an attorney first.

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After somebody is arrested on a criminal offense case, they usually are brought before a magistrate. A magistrate is a minor judge who sets bail. Bail is basically an obligation of the defendant that he or she will appear in court at the time designated. Often people receive what are called surety bonds. These are insurance policies guaranteed by bail bondsmen that indicate you will show up in court. If you don’t show up in court, the bail, the amount of money set by the court, will be forfeited to the county.

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Probation is one and there are 2 types of probation. There is a deferred adjudication probation, which is a type of probation that the court does not enter a finding of guilt against the defendant, puts the defendant on probation, and if the probationary terms are successfully completed, the case is dismissed. The second type would be straight probation where the court says, I find you guilty, I sentence you to 10 years in prison, I’m going to probate that sentence for 10 years and put you on supervised probation. If you do everything you’re supposed to do, your case will be closed out satisfactory and you don’t have to go to prison. However, if for some reason, you violate your probation, you’re looking at being brought in before the judge and potentially being either adjudicated guilty, with the deferred adjudication and sent to prison or having your probation revoked and sent to prison.
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