matter the source, personal or commercial, if
you have a ‘bad check’ for any reason (NSF, Closed Account or
Stop Payment), according to California Rules you can take
them to Small Claims Court and possibly be entitled to recover not only
the face value of the check, but up to $1,500 as a penalty to the
penalty is typically triple (3x) the value of the check with a $100
minimum penalty and $1,500 maximum penalty to the maker.
the check is for $25, it becomes $125 to the court ($25 + $100
2: If the check is for $100, it may become $400 to the court ($100 +
Example 3: If
the check is for $1,000, or more, the maximum penalty is still
$1,500; so the $1,000 is going to be ‘worth’ $2,500 if you get the
Judgment. You can easily compute “your” amount yourself.
Bring us the original check
and all relevant information
We'll prepare the necessary
forms and demand letter on your behalf
If you haven't received
payment within the state-mandated 30 days, we'll give you
the detailed evidence you'll need to sue them in Small
Total cost to you: $40
We are the experts and know
If you decide to take the next
step, we'll get you into Small Claims Court
Until you have a judgment in hand, we will not attempt to collect on
the bad check. Our job is to file the necessary papers so that you
can sue them in Small Claims Court. This is our specialty. We take
all of the confusing legal paperwork that the government requires,
and file it on your behalf. All you have to do is fill out one of
our SIMPLE forms and you're done!
Under one roof at
California R&I Company, we'll guide you through this entire
process and help you get paid!
job is to make your life as simple as possible. We know the court
systems better than anyone around. We've been doing this for over 35
don't have confusing automated voice mail systems either. You call,
we answer. Simple!