Worthless Check Diversion Program
Once our office receives your worthless check affidavit, we may offer the check writer an alternative to prosecution.
The alternative would require the offender to enter a diversion program. They will sign an agreement requiring payment of restitution in full, plus payment of the service charge to the victim, as well as a fee for the program. The offender is also required to attend a financial responsibility course. By offering this diversion alternative to an offender, victims may receive restitution sooner.
Although the time necessary to process a worthless check complaint varies from case to case. The total time from the initial receipt of your complaint to the time the filing decision is made could be from 5 to 8 months.
If the check writer elects not to participate in the diversion program, or elects to participate and then violates the diversion agreement, our office will then make a criminal filing decision.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The contact information for the Worthless Check Program is:
Office of the State Attorney
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Bldg D
Viera, Florida 32940
Attention: Worthless Check Program