When You Have Received a Worthless Check and Wish to Prosecute

The State Attorney's Office is responsible for the criminal prosecution of persons who write worthless checks. Criminal prosecution of worthless checks includes those checks returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF) and "account closed." Florida Statute Chapter 832 on worthless checks requires that a worthless check be prosecuted in the county where the check writer delivered the check.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If we are unable to file criminal charges for any reason, we will return the original worthless check to you with an explanation.

Office of the State Attorney
Attention: Worthless Check Program
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Bldg. D
Viera, Florida 32940
(321) 617-7510 Ext. 56770

For suggestions on how to avoid receiving a worthless check or to enhance the prosecution of a person who writes a worthless check, please review the Suggestions for Avoiding a Worthless Check section.

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