Is post dating checks illegal in california
Any person with a bad check problem should consult legal counsel for full details on the law of a particular state.
While there are differences among the states as to how bad checks are viewed (whether a misdemeanor or a felony) and the remedies available to holders of the bad check against the drawer, there are several general factors that run through the majority of state laws: 1.
When you write a personal check, you're supposed to write the date in a designated spot in the top right hand corner of the check.
Legally, banks can honor post dated checks at any time regardless of the date on the item.
However, you should find out whether the check writer accidentally left out the date or if the writer left the date off for a reason.
Maybe the writer wanted to wait until funds were in his or her account before giving you the go-ahead to cash the check.
Legally, a bank can refuse to cash a check if there is reason to suspect fraud.
If you write in the date yourself you may fall foul of your bank's fraud prevention procedures.