HOW THE WORTHLESS CHECK UNIT HELPS BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS

  • We provide the materials and information you need to make use of the Alabama Worthless Check statute.
  • We do not charge a fee to use our services.
  • We have efficient tools that help us locate and contact the check writer.
  • We make every attempt to resolve the matter through deferred prosecution, which allows defendants to avoid arrest and a criminal record by paying through the check unit.   This results in getting restitution to the victims quicker.
  • WE HAVE THE POSER TO ISSUE ARREST WARRANTS AND PROSECUTE THE OFFENDERS IF DEFERRED PROSECUTION IS UNSUCCESSFUL.

Special Services

The Cost Recovery Unit handles cases turned over to our office by the District & Circuit Court. It was formed for the purpose of monitoring, tracking and collecting court ordered money owed by convicted offenders.  These are cases where Court-ordered restitution, fines and or Court cost have not been paid by a defendant within a period of time ordered by the Court.  Cases range from Felonies and Misdemeanors to Traffic Tickets.

Worthless Check

Cost Recovery Unit

The Cullman County Worthless Check Unit was implemented in 1987 in response to Alabama State Judicial Act #84-704, which provided for the creation of the Special Services Divisions in District Attorney's Offices statewide.   Since that time, over $3,500,00 in restitution has been collected for victims in Cullman County.

Beth Richards

Judy Yeager

Cullman County District Attorney