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Country: United States of America
State: Florida

I have recently found out that a check I wrote over a year ago bounced and never got paid and that I have a warrant out for my arrest. the amount of the check was $302.00 and I am currently unable to pay it. I was working and was supposed to get a paycheck that never came. my question is what am I looking at? jail time? I am worried about the situation and how I should go about handling it

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If you show it was an accident and you did not know, jail time is not likely--
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