If you have an outstanding Dallas County warrant for theft by check, you may be confused as to what you should do. Theft by check, in an amount more than $50 but less than $500, is a very common Dallas County criminal charge. Theft by check over $50 and less than $500 is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in the county jail, and fine of up to $2000.
Years ago, you may have a written a check which was returned for insufficient funds. If you didn’t make restitution on the check, the Dallas County District Attorney may have
filed theft by check charges against you, in which case a warrant has been issued for your arrest. If this has happened to you, it’s important that you take immediate action in order to avoid arrest! If you’re arrested on a theft by check warrant in Dallas County, and taken to the Lew Sterrett Jail, you will likely spend a minimum of twelve hours in custody, even if a friend or loved one is able to post bond for you at their earliest opportunity.
If you have a theft by check warrant out for your arrest, it may be possible for us to post a personal recognizance bond with the court. If granted, a p.r. Bond can avoid your having to go into custody on your theft by check case, and avoid your having to post a bail bond. However, a bail bondsman cannot seek a personal recognizance bond on your behalf. Only a lawyer can.