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The DC Code: § 22-1510 Making, drawing, or uttering check, draft, or order with intent to defraud; proof of intent; "credit" defined.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Any person within the District of Columbia who, with intent to defraud, shall make, draw, utter, or deliver any check, draft, order, or other instrument for the payment of money upon any bank or other depository, knowing at the time of such making, drawing, uttering, or delivering that the maker or drawer has not sufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository for the payment of such check, draft, order, or other instrument in full upon its presentation, shall, if the amount of such check, draft, order, or other instrument is $100 or more, be guilty of a felony and fined not more than $3,000 or imprisoned for not less than 1 year nor more than 3 years, or both; or if the amount of such check, draft, order, or other instrument is less than $100, be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both. As against the maker or drawer thereof the making, drawing, uttering, or delivering by such maker or drawer of a check, draft, order, or other instrument, payment of which is refused by the drawee because of insufficient funds of the maker or drawer in its possession or control, shall be prima facie evidence of the intent to defraud and of knowledge of insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository, provided such maker or drawer shall not have paid the holder thereof the amount due thereon, together with the amount of protest fees, if any, within 5 days after receiving notice in person, or writing, that such check, draft, order, or other instrument has not been paid. The word "credit," as used herein, shall be construed to mean arrangement or understanding, express or implied, with the bank or other depository for the payment of such check, draft, order, or other instrument.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-1410. 1973 Ed., § 22-1410. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 108 of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-151, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-1502. DC CODE § 22-1510 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 1, 1922, 42 Stat. 820, ch. 273; Oct. 22, 1970, 84 Stat. 1094, Pub. L. 91-497, § 3; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 108, 41 DCR 2608.)