Legal Articles: Criminal Law
Five Points You Should Know About the Cheque
1) If the drawer signed a cheque and left it blank, then he is legally authorizing the beneficiary to fill it. Whereby in such case the beneficiary can write any amount he desires on it in addition to its due date, without being challenged by the drawer.
2) Bounce cheque crime can take place in one of the following forms: There were not enough funds in the account, the drawer closed his bank account, the drawer issued an order to the bank to not pay the cheque's amount without a legal stands, and the drawer attempted any act that shall make the cheque invalid.
3) In case of companies cheuques the drawer of the cheque remains legally liable for the cheque's validity even after he leaves the company.
4) Lodging a bounce cheque complaint is not limited to 6 month period; such period can be up to 5 years counting from the date the drawer gives the cheque to the beneficiary.
5) In case there were not enough funds in the account to cover the cheque, the beneficiary has the right of submitting a request to the bank in order to pay him the reaming amount in the account as a partial payment.
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