Cheque Bounce Lawyer


Cheques are an important aspect of transaction in the modern and economic world. A bill of exchange which is drawn upon a specified banker and payable on demand is called a cheque. A cheque is considered to bounce or dishonored when the payee or holder presents the cheque but the cheque does not get clearance because of the following reasons:


Insufficient balance in the account,


Account closed


Stop payment


Expired validity of the cheque, etc.

The cheque bounce cases are criminal proceedings that are primarily governed by the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and also by the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

Demand Notice

When the cheque is presented by the payee for the second time and it bounces again, the recipient of the cheque can contact his lawyer to send a legal demand notice to the person who issued the cheque. The rationale behind sending a notice is to make an apprehension of a litigation in the mind of the issuer of the cheque. We can also understand it as a means of “Creating pressure” on the maker/drawer of the cheque. However, it is a necessary ingredient as per law and a criminal trial cannot be initiated if the notice is not sent to the drawer.

In the demand notice, we ask the drawer to transfer the requisite funds within 15 days, failing which we shall move the Court and a complaint under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act shall lie against the drawer/issuer. This notice has to be sent within 30 days of receiving the Cheque Return Memo from the Bank. If there is a satisfactory reason for delay, the Court may consider it.


Call 859-580-9471 for a free consultation

law is not a fair game

Filing a Complaint

Brian Lewis Pic new

The time limit to file a criminal complaint is 30 days. However, if there is a delay, you may still file the complaint if there is sufficient and satisfactory reason for delay.

failure is not an option

After sending the notice, the drawer/issuer is given 30 days to make the payment to the recipient. However, if the drawer chooses not to reply to the notice or fails to make the requisite payment, a complaint under Section 138 can be filed in the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, who has the jurisdiction to try the case.

The jurisdiction of the complaint shall be determined by:

1- Where the cheque was drawn,

2- Where the cheque was presented and/or returned by the bank

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

It is advisable that you consult a legal professional to help you represent your case if you have been accused in a Cheque Bounce case.

Share your query & get expert opinion


Welcome to our website. Before proceeding, please carefully read and understand the following disclaimer. By accessing and using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms and conditions outlined in this disclaimer. If you do not agree with any part of this disclaimer, please refrain from using this website.

  1. No Advertising Intended:

This website is intended solely for the purpose of providing legal information and knowledge, as well as promoting awareness about legal matters. We would like to emphasize that we do not engage in any form of advertising or solicitation of legal services. We fully comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the Bar Council of India (BCI), which strictly prohibit any form of advertising or solicitation. The content on this website is purely informative and educational.

  1. Not Legal Advice:

The content provided on this website is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice or a substitute for professional legal counsel. The information presented on this website may not be applicable to your specific legal situation. Therefore, you should not rely on the information on this website as legal advice. For personalized legal advice, we recommend consulting with a qualified lawyer who can assess your specific circumstances.

  1. No Lawyer-Client Relationship:

Accessing this website or contacting us through this website does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and us. Any communication or information exchanged with us through this website is not privileged or confidential. We cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us through this website or by email. Therefore, please refrain from sending any confidential or sensitive information through this website.

  1. Accuracy and Currency of Information:

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, we make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, completeness, or currency of the information provided. We disclaim any liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this website. It is recommended to independently verify the information provided on this website before relying on it.

  1. Third-Party Websites:

This website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. We do not endorse or control the content of these websites, and we are not responsible for the information, products, or services provided by these third-party websites. Your use of any third-party websites is subject to their respective terms and conditions.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights:

All intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks, in the content of this website belong to us or are licensed to us. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from the content of this website without our prior written consent.

  1. Copyright Notice

The content published on the website is the copyright of Bijlani & Co. and the same shall not be copied, disseminated or published without express permission.

  1. Changes to the Disclaimer:

We reserve the right to modify, amend, or update this disclaimer at any time without prior notice. Any changes to this disclaimer will be effective immediately upon posting on this website.

By accessing and using this website, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms and conditions stated in this disclaimer. To proceed, please click on the "I Agree" button below. If you do not agree with any part of this disclaimer, please refrain from using this website.

Thank you for visiting our website.