Shawnee County District Attorney

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For Checks Which Can be Prosecuted

  • BAD CHECK REPORTING FORMS

  • JURISDICTION

    The check(s) must have been passed in Shawnee County, Kansas.
  • IDENTIFICATION

    A driver's license or a date of birth of the check writer must be obtained at the time the check is accepted (note: Please note any other pertinent information for identification purposes).
  • INTENT TO DEFRAUD

    The issuance of the check must have caused you to give up something of value. It must not have been post-dated or held for deposit. It must be marked "Insufficient Funds", "Closed Account" or "Refer to Maker".
  • FILE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT

    To file a criminal complaint, complete the: a.) Offense Report and b.) Affidavit for Prosecution of a Worthless Check.

Please ensure that the signature on the Affidavit for Prosecution is notarized and then submit the completed forms to our Office along with a certified copy of the original check and original receipt / invoice detailing the goods or services rendered.

Note: Bad check writers and forgers know which merchants do not require identification and will frequent those businesses. Protect your business and customers by requiring identification when accepting a check.

Defense Counsel

We currently only accept completed request for discovery forms by fax, mail, or hand delivery to the DAO. All discovery will be provided using the electronic discovery procedure. The electronic discovery procedure is detailed in the link provided, "Electronic Discovery Defense Counsel Manual".