Is post dating checks illegal in arizona
In states that make a distinction regarding a felony or misdemeanor, the amount of the check usually determines if the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony.In several states the law provides for fines and or imprisonment, but does not specify if the crime is misdemeanor or felony.Many people post-date checks for everything from car payments to rent, and they think they’re safe because the bank can’t cash the check before the date written on it, right? If you try this ploy you could end up with an overdrawn checking account, an angry payee and a ding to your credit.There's nothing wrong with post-dating a check and asking the person you owe money to hold off on cashing it.In some states there is a criminal offense only when the bad check is given in exchange for property or for a present consideration.In other states it is a criminal offense to issue a bad check with intent to defraud or with knowledge of insufficient funds.
On paper, the legal consequences for the maker of a bad check are usually quite severe, however, as a practical matter the holder of a bad check may find it difficult to put into effect available remedies.
Banks aren't obligated to wait until the date on the check to cash it.
Any check that's properly made out and has your signature is treated as legal tender.
If the maker of a bad check does not respond to your notice and fails to make the check good, you should consider contacting an attorney in the locale/state where the bad check writer is domiciled.
They will be able to offer you assistance with the collection of the bad check and put you in touch with legal counsel if you desire to discuss legal remedies that may be available to you.