How much trouble could writing a bad check get you in?
January 30, 2006 2:51 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine from Ireland did some things that were a tad bit illegal when he lived in California about seven years ago. Now I live in California, and he's considering visiting, but he's worried. Should he be?
posted by anonymous to law & government (13 answers total)
We're not talking bank robbery or embezzlement here. He had a couple traffic fines he didn't pay (speeding and an illegal left turn), and he bounced a couple checks (totalling around $500) on an account he abandoned after he left. This all happened when he was working in the US in 1999.
So the question is: is he in any danger of being arrested, deported, barred from the country for twenty years , or even looked at funny should he return? My own feeling is that this is highly unlikely, but I'm not the one who could get arrested, so I thought I'd check here to see if anyone has any insight into the matter, or any idea where I might find some resources to give me a definitive answer. Also, he's considering flying into the US at New York and then heading out to California from there. Would that make a difference at all?
Any help much appreciated...