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Cheque Bounce Complaint


In case of a dishonoured cheque, in case there is no payment within 15 days of sending of legal notice, you need to file a criminal complaint in Court to recover the amount. MyAdvo will help you draft and file the cheque bounce case through an expert cheque bounce lawyer.


In a cheque bounce case, a legal notice needs to be sent first before filing of the complaint. If you have not sent the legal notice yet, please click here to send the legal notice.


Timelines in a Cheque Bounce case

  1. The legal notice must be sent within 30 days from the date of bouncing of the cheque.
  2. The legal notice provides the cheque issuer 15 days from the date of receipt of notice to make the payment.
  3. In case the drawer fails to pay within 15 days, then a criminal complaint is to be filed in the Court within 30 days from the expiry of the 15 days.

Steps involved in Cheque Bounce Criminal Complaint


Once you finalize the service, you will be required to fill a questionnaire regarding details of cheque and invoice/ bill.

Drafting of complaint

Based on your responses, the lawyer will draft and share the complaint for review and approval.

Sending Complaint Copy

Once you approve the draft, the lawyer will print the complaint on legal size paper and send it to you for your signatures. You will have to send signed copy of the complaint to the lawyer along with the required documents.

Complaint Filing

Upon receipt of the signed copy, the lawyer shall file the Criminal Complaint in the Court.

Complaint Admission Date

We will inform you of the date on which you will have to appear before the Court for admission of complaint.

Admission of Complaint

On the date fixed by Court, the lawyer will make preliminary arguments on your behalf and get the complaint admitted. The Court will issue summons to the issuer of the cheque (accused).

Appearance of accused

The accused will appear before the court and file his written submissions.

Trial and Hearing

The Court will conduct criminal trial in the matter which will consist of verification of documents, examination of witnesses and arguments.

Decision by court

The Court will state its decision by delivering a judgment.

Required Documents

  • Original postal receipt
  • Photocopy of legal notice
  • Original bank return memo (communication from bank of bouncing of cheque)
  • Original cheque
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