Criminal Prosecution Regarding Checks

Writing a bad check is against the law!

Intentionally giving a worthless check of $1,000.00 or more is a FELONY, punishable by a maximum penalty of up to 34 months in prison, a $100,000.00 fine, or both.  Giving a worthless check of under $1,000.00 is punishable by a possible sentence of 1 year in the county jail, a $2,500.00 fine, or both.  See K.S.A. 21-5821.