Check Deception Program

Information for Individuals Charged with Check Deception

Once our office has filed charges you will have to appear in court. Our office does have a diversion program we can offer if you qualify.

In order to qualify for the Check Deception diversion program you cannot have been on deferral or diversion for check deception in our County previously and you cannot have a felony conviction on your record in the last ten (10) years.

The diversion program consists of paying the restitution that is owed, paying a diversion fee of three hundred thirty-three dollars ($333.00) and staying out of trouble for one (1) year. If you complete the program successfully the charge will be dismissed and you will not have a criminal conviction for the offense. If you do not comply, the conviction will go on your record and you face additional penalties and fines including but not limited to jail time.