What is does it mean to write a “bad check”?

Under Nevada law, a person writes a bad check if they willfully intended to defraud an entity or another person at the time the check was written. A check is also considered bad if the person knew or had reason to know that there would be insufficient funds in the account when the person or entity tried to redeem the check.

The seriousness of the crime of writing a bad check can range from a simple misdemeanor up to a serious felony. If the amount of the check in question is less than $250, then the alleged crime would be a misdemeanor. However, if the check is more than $250, then a person can be charged with a felony.