BROWARD COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY
BAD CHECK RESTITUTION PROGRAM


MICHAEL J. SATZ, STATE ATTORNEY

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A Message From
Michael J. Satz, State Attorney

As your State Attorney, I have the constitutional and statutory duty to prosecute offenders who knowingly write bad checks. Businesses and individuals lose millions of dollars each year due to bad checks. This results in higher consumer costs to offset these losses and increases the impact to law enforcement and prosecution.

Therefore, pursuant to Florida Statute 832.08, we have entered into a public/private partnership to establish a Bad Check Restitution Program here in Broward County to assist local merchants and individuals with bad check losses. This program offers first time bad check offenders the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory intervention class and making full restitution to the victim. Not all bad check writers will qualify for this program. Serious offenders will be prosecuted aggressively through the court system.

We look forward to working with you in our Bad Check Restitution Program that will benefit all law-abiding citizens and help your businesses to continue operating successfully.