St John the Baptist Parish District Attorney Office
Worthless Check Division
1710 Cannes Drive
Laplace, Louisiana 70068
Office Hours are from: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Main Office Telephone Number: (985) 652-9757
Fax number: (985) 652-6753
Victim Assistant Coordinator/Worthless Checks/Misdemeanor Probation
Below is a step by step process to help you.
Below is a step by step procss on how to submit a worthless check.
WHAT IS A WORTHLESS OR HOT CHECK?
Under Louisiana law, a worthless check is a check given by a person who intends to defraud another person at the time the check is given. The primary legal concept behind our worthless check law is that at the time of the transaction, the person issuing the worthless check know that he/she had insufficient funds in the bank to cover the amount of the check. That is why our check department can only accept checks that have been marked by the banks as “NSF”, INSUFFICIENT FUNDS”, or ACCOUNT CLOSED.”
Other checks may still give rise to criminal prosecution but those checks require additional investigation to prove the acts of fraud, theft, or monetary instrument abuse. Before they can be prosecuted additional evidence must be collected by the Sheriff’s office.
HOW TO SUBMIT A WORTHLESS CHECK FOR PROSECUTION?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU TAKE A CHECK
Please see Public Notice 2023
RFP No. 2023-0001