Filing a Hot Check
The Van Zandt County Criminal District Attorney’s Office collects and prosecutes “hot checks” (theft by check) which were passed in Van Zandt County. If you have received a “hot check” for goods or services provided in Van Zandt County, please follow the procedures set out below to submit the check to our office for collection and prosecution:
We are unable to collect or prosecute the following checks:
Paying a Hotcheck
If you would like to pay a “Hot Check”, you can:
We will not accept personal checks under any circumstance
After a case is accepted for prosecution by the Criminal District Attorney’s Office, the victim assistance coordinator sends an initial contact packet to the crime victim. The packet contains informational brochures, a victim impact statement, and information about the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) program. They also receive information about and an application for crime victim compensation or property restitution, if applicable.
A victim assistance coordinator can assist in providing information on court dates, jail status, disposition information, and referrals to available social service agencies. The coordinator may also assist in completing forms and explaining general court process and procedures. The victim assistance coordinator can accompany the victim to court or meetings with prosecutors and investigators. Our office is able to provide a comfortable, safe and secure waiting area, away from the courts and media where victims and their families can relax and feel secure during court proceedings.
The victim coordinators work closely with other agencies to provide referrals to victims of crime. They may include MADD, The Childrens Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County, the East Texas Crisis Center and the local law enforcement agencies within our county.
If you are a victim in a case that is pending in Van Zandt County, you can contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator at (903) 567-4104. We are located at 400 S. Buffalo, Canton TX 75103.